Definition of Alcohol:
ethanol when considered as the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors
Synonyms of Alcohol:
liquor, intoxicating alcoholic drink, strong drink, spirits, etc.
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The word “alcohol” derives from the Arabic “al-kuhul” a term applied to the chemical compound ethyl alcohol or ethanol. The Arabic term denotes “kohl” a fine powder of antimony used as eye makeup. In its earliest usage, the word “alcohol” denoted any fine powder. Alchemists of medieval Europe later applied the word to essences obtained by distillation. It was not until the 18th century that the word came to designate the intoxicating ingredient in liquor. –Silkworth.net | More…