Definition of alcohol :
1. An impalpable powder.
2. Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit ( called also ethyl alcohol); the spirituous or intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation.
3. The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.
drink, the bottle, inebriant, grain alcohol, ethyl alcohol, palliative, booze, intoxicant, methyl alcohol, alcoholic drink, liquor, hard stuff, juice, alcoholic beverage, wood alcohol, the sauce, methanol, whiskey, hooch, amyl alcohol, alky, rubbing alcohol, ethanol
chemical (part of speech: noun)
peroxide, chromate, bisulfate, iodide, hydrate, hydride, ether, bisulfide, bromide, salt, fluoride, nitrate, citrate, borate, nitride, sulfide, borax, silicate, tetroxide, lactate, cyanide, ketone, bicarbonate, phosphate, carbon dioxide, carbide, chlorate, oxide, ethyl, benzoate, formaldehyde, methyl, monoxide, hydroxide, hydrocarbon, dioxide, disulfide, disulfate, acetate, chloride, acetone, carbonate, fulminate, sulfate, ammonia, chemical
- Plates of salt and alcohol were burning about the room, giving a ghastly greenish look to the picture.
- Probably he supposed that his hour was come; but I had no evil designs upon him,- he was not to be drowned in alcohol at present. - "Birds in the Bush", Bradford Torrey.
- The flame, as I have said, is not a candle flame, but it is produced by alcohol, so that it shall not smoke too much. - "The Chemical History Of A Candle", Michael Faraday.