Definition of alcohol noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/ˈælkəˌhɔl; ‑ˌhɑl/
1 drinks such as beer, wine, etc. that can make people drunkHe never drinks alcohol.alcohol abuse2 the clear liquid that is found in drinks such as beer, wine, etc. and is used in medicines, cleaning products, etc.Wine contains about 10% alcohol.a high blood alcohol levelHe pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.Do you have any beers without alcohol?
see also absolute alcohol, rubbing alcoholUsage noteUsage note: Diet and Exerciseweightput on/gain/lose weight/a few poundswatch/control/struggle with your weightbe/become seriously overweight/underweightbe/become clinically/morbidly obeseachieve/facilitate/promote/stimulate weight lossslim down to 160 poundscombat/prevent/tackle/treat obesitydevelop/have/suffer from/struggle with/recover from anorexia/bulimia/an eating disorderbe on/go on/follow a crash/strict diethave/suffer from a negative/distorted body imagehave/develop a positive/healthy/realistic body imagehealthy eatingeat a balanced diet/healthily/wellget/provide/receive adequate/proper nutritioncontain/get/provide essential nutrients/vitamins/mineralsbe high/low in calories/fat/fiber/protein/vitamin D/Omega-3 fatty acids/trans-fatscontain (no)/use/be full of/be free from additives/chemical preservatives/artificial sweeteners/high-fructose corn syrupavoid/cut down on/cut out alcohol/caffeine/fatty foodsstop/quit smokingexerciseget regular exercisedo moderate/strenuous/vigorous exerciseplay football/hockey/tennis/soccergo jogging/runninggo to/visit/hit/work out at the gymstrengthen/tone/train your stomach musclescontract/relax/stretch/use/work your lower-body musclesbuild (up)/gain muscleimprove/increase your stamina/energy levels/physical fitnessburn/consume/expend caloriesstaying healthybe/get/keep/stay healthy/in shapelower your cholesterol/blood pressureboost/stimulate/strengthen your immune systemprevent/reduce the risk of heart disease/high blood pressure/diabetes/osteoporosisreduce/relieve/manage/combat stressenhance/promote relaxation/physical and mental well-being