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cocktail

noun
 
 
/ˈkɒkteɪl/
MIXTURE [C] a mixture of powerful substances: a cocktail of drugs/chemicalsMixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of things
DRINK [C] an alcoholic drink made from two or more kinds of drink mixed together: a cocktail bar/partyAlcohol - general wordsMixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of things
DISH [C, U] a cold dish containing small pieces of food mixed together: a prawn cocktail fruit cocktailMixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of thingsMeals and parts of meals
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