alcohol alcohol  /ˈæl kə ˌhɑl/


  1. (n) a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
  2. (n) any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation

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  1. Interactive: A look at which states consume the most alcohol by type.
  2. A new study reveals that the rate of deaths due to alcohol consumption is rising, and that drinking is now as damaging to global health as smoking was a decade ago.
  3. Some suffered from alcohol poisoning and needed a stomach pumping; others had fractured bones after drunken tumbles.


  1. Alcohol checks result in two citations

    Alcohol checks result in two citations MT. VERNON -- Two employees were cited for allegedly serving liquor to a minor as part of alcohol compliance checks conducted Thursday in the Mt. Vernon area. Carrie Loeb, 35, an employee at Lone Star, and Amand
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News

  2. Alcohol possible factor in crash

    Alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that sent three people to the hospital Friday evening.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WLFI Lafayette

  3. Police: Alcohol may be factor in early morning wreck

    Alcohol was suspected in a rollover crash on a Craven County front lawn, which sent the driver to a hospital, police said.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: News Channel 12 New Bern


  1. "It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs," she said from a Utah rehab center.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: New York Daily News

  2. Newsom, 39, said that although "my problems with alcohol are not an excuse for my personal lapses in judgment," he had stopped drinking and wanted professional help staying sober.
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Mayor Gavin Newsom Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Instead of playing favorites, our government should level the playing field for all alcohol fuels that break the monopoly of gasoline, lowering both gasoline prices and carbon emissions," McCain said.
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Bloomberg

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