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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.


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