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Alcohol vs. Vinegar

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Alcoholnoun

Any of a class of organic compounds (such as ethanol) containing a hydroxyl functional group (-OH).

Vinegarnoun

(uncountable) A sour liquid formed by the fermentation of alcohol used as a condiment or preservative; a dilute solution of acetic acid.

Alcoholnoun

(colloquial) Ethanol.

Vinegarnoun

(countable) Any variety of vinegar.

‘a range of herb-flavoured vinegars’;

Alcoholnoun

(uncountable) Beverages containing ethanol, collectively.

Vinegarverb

(transitive) To season or otherwise treat with vinegar.

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Alcoholnoun

(obsolete) Any very fine powder.

Vinegarnoun

A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like.

Alcoholnoun

An impalpable powder.

Vinegarnoun

Hence, anything sour; - used also metaphorically.

‘Here's the challenge: . . . I warrant there's vinegar and pepper in't.’;

Alcoholnoun

The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.

Vinegarverb

To convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp.

‘Hoping that he hath vinegared his sensesAs he was bid.’;

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Alcoholnoun

Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit (called also ethyl alcohol or ethanol, CH3.CH2.OH); the spirituous or intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation.

Vinegarnoun

sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative

Alcoholnoun

A class of compounds analogous to vinic alcohol in constitution. Chemically speaking, they are hydroxides of certain organic radicals; as, the radical ethyl forms common or ethyl alcohol (C2H5.OH); methyl forms methyl alcohol (CH3.OH) or wood spirit; amyl forms amyl alcohol (C5H11.OH) or fusel oil, etc.

Vinegarnoun

dilute acetic acid

Alcoholnoun

a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent;

‘alcohol (or drink) ruined him’;

Vinegar

Vinegar is an aqueous solution of acetic acid and trace compounds that may include flavorings. Vinegar typically contains 5–8% acetic acid by volume.

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Alcoholnoun

any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation

Alcoholnoun

a colourless volatile flammable liquid which is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars and is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent and as fuel

‘the use of petrol containing alcohol’; ‘it is an offence to drive if you have more than 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood’;

Alcoholnoun

drink containing alcohol

‘he has not taken alcohol in twenty-five years’;

Alcoholnoun

any organic compound whose molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups attached to a carbon atom

‘unpleasant stuff like formaldehyde is produced as alcohols burn’; ‘polyvinyl alcohol’;

Alcohol

In chemistry, alcohol is an organic compound that carries at least one hydroxyl functional group (−OH) bound to a saturated carbon atom. The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol (ethyl alcohol), which is used as a drug and is the main alcohol present in alcoholic drinks.

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