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alcoholize

[ al-kuh-haw-lahyz, -ho- ]

verb (used with object)

, al·co·hol·ized, al·co·hol·iz·ing.
  1. to convert into an alcohol.
  2. to treat or saturate with an alcohol.
  3. to place under the influence of alcoholic beverages; make drunk; besot.


alcoholize

/ ˈælkəhɒˌlaɪz /

verb

  1. tr to turn into alcoholic drink, as by fermenting or mixing with alcohol


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Derived Forms

  • ˌalcoˌholiˈzation, noun
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Other Words From

  • alco·holi·zation noun
  • over·alco·hol·ize verb (used with object) overalcoholized overalcoholizing
  • un·alco·hol·ized adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of alcoholize1

First recorded in 1680–90; alcohol + -ize

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