[ al-kuh-haw-lahyz, -ho- ]
/ ˈæl kə hɔˌlaɪz, -hɒ- /

verb (used with object), al·co·hol·ized, al·co·hol·iz·ing.

to convert into an alcohol.
to treat or saturate with an alcohol.
to place under the influence of alcoholic beverages; make drunk; besot.
Also especially British, al·co·hol·ise.

Origin of alcoholize

First recorded in 1680–90; alcohol + -ize

Related forms

al·co·hol·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·al·co·hol·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·al·co·hol·ized, o·ver·al·co·hol·iz·ing.un·al·co·hol·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for alcoholize



/ (ˈælkəhɒˌlaɪz) /


(tr) to turn into alcoholic drink, as by fermenting or mixing with alcohol

Derived Forms

alcoholization or alcoholisation, noun
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