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alcohol

noun [U]  us   /ˈæl·kəˌhɔl/
a liquid that is produced in making wine, beer, and liquor and that can cause changes in behavior in people who drink it: Most wines contain about 12% alcohol. chemistry Alcohol is also any of a group of similar chemical substances used as solvents (= substances that dissolve others) and in fuel and medicines.
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