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alcohol a clear liquid that burns easily and can be made from certain grains and fruits. Alcohol is present in such drinks as beer, wine, and whiskey. It is also used in making medicines and chemicals. [2 definitions]
alcoholic containing alcohol. [1/2 definitions]
alcoholism a disease caused by the habit of drinking too much alcohol. Alcoholism is characterized by a strong desire to drink alcohol, difficulties in behaving properly, and troubling effects when alcohol use is stopped.
beer a drink without alcohol made from the roots of plants such as ginger or birch. [1/2 definitions]
cocktail1 a drink made with alcohol and juice, soda, or other beverages. [1/2 definitions]
drunk having had too much alcohol to drink; intoxicated. [2/3 definitions]
fermentation the chemical change of a sugar into alcohol. Fermentation produces gas bubbles. [1/2 definitions]
intoxicate to cause to be less rational by means of alcohol or drugs. [1/2 definitions]
iodine a mixture of iodine, compounds of iodine, and alcohol, which can be put on cuts to kill germs and stop infections. [1/2 definitions]
oil any one of the greasy liquids that come from minerals, animals, plants or chemicals. Oil can be dissolved in alcohol, but not water. [1/3 definitions]
tavern a place that sells alcohol to drink at a bar. [1/2 definitions]
thermometer an instrument for measuring temperature. Some thermometers are made of a closed glass tube containing mercury or alcohol that rises or falls as the temperature rises or falls.
wine the juice of grapes that has been fermented and contains alcohol.
yeast tiny, single cells of certain fungi that are used to make bread, alcohol, and some medicines.