excess, excessive

the dangers of excessive alcohol


Is it possible for cars to run on pure alcohol?

strong (AmE)
grain (AmE)
rubbing (AmE)
unit (esp. BrE)

You need to be careful how many units of alcohol you drink in a week.

bottle, glass

The driver had more than the permitted level of alcohol in his blood.

consume, drink
avoid, not touch, stay away from (esp. AmE), stay off

I haven't touched a drop of alcohol for three weeks.

abuse (formal)

Most drinkers do not abuse alcohol at all.

content, level

It can take a long time for blood alcohol levels to fall.

consumption, intake, use
abuse, addiction, dependence, misuse

People can find it hard to admit they have an alcohol problem.

under the influence of alcohol

He had been driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • alcohol — (Del ár. hisp. kuḥúl, y este del ár. clás. kuḥl). 1. m. Quím. Cada uno de los compuestos orgánicos que contienen el grupo hidroxilo unido a un radical alifático o a alguno de sus derivados. 2. por antonom. alcohol etílico. 3. Bebida que contiene… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Alcohol — Al co*hol ([a^]l k[ o]*h[o^]l), n. [Cf. F. alcool, formerly written alcohol, Sp. alcohol alcohol, antimony, galena, OSp. alcofol; all fr. Ar. al kohl a powder of antimony or galena, to paint the eyebrows with. The name was afterwards applied, on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alcohol — m. bioquím. Nombre de diversas sustancias orgánicas formadas por carbono, hidrógeno y oxígeno que derivan de los hidrocarburos al ser substituidos uno o varios átomos de hidrógeno por otros tantos hidroxilos (OH). En el organismo, el consumo de… …   Diccionario médico

  • alcohol — sustantivo masculino 1. Líquido de olor fuerte, incoloro e inflamable, que se obtiene de la destilación de ciertas sustancias, azucaradas o feculentas, fermentadas: cuarenta grados de alcohol. alcohol etílico. 2. Bebida que contiene este líquido …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • alcohol — [al′kə hôl΄, al′kəhäl΄] n. [ML, term used by PARACELSUS Philippus Aureolus for fine powder, distilled spirit < Ar alkuḥl, antimony powder, collyrium < al, the + kuḥl, KOHL] 1. a colorless, volatile, pungent liquid, C2H5OH: it can be burned… …   English World dictionary

  • Alcohol — steht für Alcohol 120% Alcohol Creek Siehe auch Alkohol Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alcohol — noun alcoholic beverage, inebriant, intoxicant, intoxicating liquor, liquor, potation, spirits Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 alcohol The act …   Law dictionary

  • alcohol — (n.) 1540s (early 15c. as alcofol), fine powder produced by sublimation, from M.L. alcohol powdered ore of antimony, from Arabic al kuhul kohl, the fine metallic powder used to darken the eyelids, from kahala to stain, paint. The al is the Arabic …   Etymology dictionary

  • alcohol — ALCOHOL. s. m. Terme de Chimie emprunté de l Arabe. Poudre impalpable ou extrêmement divisée. On s en sert quelquefois pour désigner l esprit de vin parfaitement déflegmé, c est à dire, dégagé de sa partie aqueuse. C est ainsi qu on dit De l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • alcohol — ► NOUN 1) a colourless volatile liquid compound which is the intoxicating ingredient in drinks such as wine, beer, and spirits. 2) drink containing this. 3) Chemistry any organic compound containing a hydroxyl group OH: propyl alcohol. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • alcohol — / sterke drank sopi (tranga) alcohol / medicinaal dran …   Woordenlijst Sranan

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