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alcohol

noun [U] uk   /ˈæl.kə.hɒl/ us    /-hɑːl/
A2 a clear liquid that can make you drunk, also used as a solvent (= a substance that dissolves another) and in fuel and medicines: Most wines contain around twelve percent alcohol. I could smell the alcohol on his breath. an alcohol-free lagerAlcohol - general wordsSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
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