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Liquor vs. Alcohol

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Liquornoun

(obsolete) A liquid, a fluid.

Alcoholnoun

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

Liquornoun

(obsolete) A drinkable liquid.

Alcoholnoun

(colloquial) Ethanol.

Liquornoun

A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).

Alcoholnoun

(uncountable) Beverages containing ethanol, collectively.

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Liquornoun

A parsley sauce commonly served with traditional pies and mash.

Alcoholnoun

(obsolete) Any very fine powder.

Liquornoun

Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation; more broadly, any alcoholic drink.

Alcoholnoun

An impalpable powder.

Liquornoun

In process industry, a liquid in which a desired reaction takes place, e.g. pulping liquor is a mixture of chemicals and water which breaks wood into its components, thus facilitating the extraction of cellulose.

Alcoholnoun

The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.

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Liquorverb

(intransitive) To drink liquor, usually to excess.

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.

Liquorverb

(transitive) To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.

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.

Liquorverb

To grease.

Alcoholnoun

a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent;

‘alcohol (or drink) ruined him’;

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Liquornoun

Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like.

Alcoholnoun

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

Liquornoun

Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer, etc.

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’;

Liquornoun

A solution of a medicinal substance in water; - distinguished from tincture and aqua.

Alcoholnoun

drink containing alcohol

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

Liquorverb

To supply with liquor.

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’;

Liquorverb

To grease.

‘Liquor fishermen's boots.’;

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.

Liquornoun

distilled rather than fermented

Liquornoun

a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process;

‘waste liquors’;

Liquornoun

the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked

Liquornoun

alcoholic drink, especially distilled spirits.

Liquornoun

liquid in which something has been steeped or cooked.

Liquornoun

liquid which drains from food during cooking.

Liquornoun

the liquid from which a substance has been crystallized or extracted.

Liquornoun

water used in brewing.

Liquorverb

dress (leather) with grease or oil.

Liquorverb

steep (something, especially malt) in water.

Liquor

Liquor or spirit (also hard liquor, or distilled alcohol) is an alcoholic drink produced by distillation of grains, fruits, or vegetables that have already gone through alcoholic fermentation. The distillation process concentrates the liquid to increase its alcohol by volume.

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