|Origin:||'fine powder, liquid made by a purifying process', from Old Spanish, from Arabic al-kuhul 'the powdered antimony (= a type of metal)'|
drinks such as beer or wine that contain a substance which can make you drunk:
I don't drink alcohol anymore.
alcohol abuse (=when someone drinks too much)
people with alcohol problems (=people who drink too much)
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the chemical substance in alcoholic drinks that can make you drunk, which is also used in other types of products:
low alcohol drinks