Part of speech:
(Pharmacy) A solution of some substance in water
Any liquid for drinking; beverage
Something that intoxicates; esp., alcoholic liquor
A thing that palliates
A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid used as a general solvent, antifreeze, and fuel. Also called methyl alcohol, wood alcohol. Chemical formula: CH4O.
An alcohol obtained from the fermentation of sugars and starches or by chemical synthesis. It is the intoxicating ingredient of alcoholic beverages, and is also used as a solvent, in explosives, and as an additive to or replacement for petroleum-based fuels. Also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol. Chemical formula: C2H6O.
Ethyl alcohol, esp. when made from grain
A mixture usually consisting of 70 percent isopropyl or absolute alcohol, applied externally to relieve muscle and joint pain.
Any of various colorless oils derived from pentane, one of which is the main constituent of fusel oil. Chemical formula: C5H12.
A drinking spree.
A liquid in or from animal tissue
Related to or resulting from alcohol.
Very absorbent, as paper or soil.
Overcome by alcoholic liquor to the point of losing control over one's faculties; intoxicated
Cooked with wine or another alcoholic beverage:
(Obsolete) Highly refined; pure.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Having the color of wine.
The unsaturated radical C3 H5 , derived from propene.
Strong distilled alcohol, especially a strong liquor such as whiskey or brandy.
(Now Rare) Strong alcoholic liquor; whiskey, gin, etc.
Either of two isomeric alcohols, C4 H10 O, derived from butane and used as solvents and in organic synthesis.
The radical C4 H9 , derived from butane.
The radical C2 H5 , derived from ethane.
A similar liquor differently flavored
An odorless, colorless, syrupy liquid, C3H5(OH)3, prepared by the hydrolysis of fats and oils: it is used as a solvent, skin lotion, food preservative, etc., and in the manufacture of explosives, alkyd resins, etc.
A small measure for liquor, usually holding 112 ounces.
The liquid so poured out
The radical CH3 , derived from methane.
Rectified ethyl alcohol.
Any drug, medicine, etc., as an amphetamine, caffeine, nicotine, or cocaine, that temporarily increases the activity of some vital process, organ, or system, esp. the nervous system
An alcoholic liquor originally distilled from fermented wheat mash but now also made from a mash of rye, corn, or potatoes.
To make, sell, or transport (alcoholic liquor) for sale illegally.
To absorb (moisture)
To give way to one's own desires; indulge oneself (in something)
To add or intersperse with something in order to produce a certain effect:
To experience a sudden or rapid rise or increase in (something)
To drink (alcoholic liquor) habitually
a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
A trademark for a preparation of meperidine.
(Chemistry) Phenyl salicylate; a, odorless, tasteless, white crystalline powder, nearly insoluble in water, but soluble in chloroform, ether, oils, and certain concentrations ofalcohol, which is split up in the intestines into salicylic acid and phenol, and which is used for certain medicinal purposes.
A colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, CH3COCH3, used in organic synthesis and as a solvent, esp. in making rayon: it is found in small amounts in normal urine but in greater amounts in diabetic urine
Any of a class of highly reactive organic chemical compounds obtained by oxidation of primary alcohols, characterized by the common group CHO, and used in the manufacture of resins, dyes, and organic acids.
Any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen, such as ethylamine, C2 H5 NH2 , that may be considered ammonia derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a hydrocarbon group.
An oxide that reacts with water to form an acid or a base
A substance, often a liquid such as ethylene glycol or alcohol, mixed with another liquid to lower its freezing point.
A salt or ester of arsenous acid
A barbiturate, C8 H12 N2 O3 , that is a white crystalline powder and was formerly used as a hypnotic and sedative especially in the form of its sodium salt.
A salt or ester of benzoic acid, having the general formula C6 H5 COOR, where R is an element or group that has replaced the hydrogen in the carboxyl group (COOH) of benzoic acid. In salts of benzoic acid, R is a metal, while in esters of benzoic acid, R is another radical, such as methyl.
An acid salt of carbonic acid containing the monovalent, negative radical HCO3
A fragrant white or colorless crystalline ketone, C10 H16 O, obtained naturally from the wood of the camphor tree or synthesized from pinene and used as an insect repellent, in the manufacture of film, plastics, lacquers, and in medicine chiefly in external preparations to relieve mild pain and itching.
Any of various hard durable materials made of compacted binary compounds of carbon, especially those with silicon, boron, or a heavy metal, used as abrasives and in tools that cut metal.
A salt, ester, or anion of citric acid.
A green, crystalline heptahydrate mineral of ferrous sulfate, FeSO4 · 7H2 O.
Any of three isomeric phenols, C7 H8 O, used in resins and as a disinfectant.
An instrument that presses a protruding part out of the way during a medical examination or operation
The anionic divalent group, Cr2 O7 , or a compound containing it, usually having a characteristic orange-red color.
An oxide containing two atoms of oxygen per molecule
A divalent chemical group consisting of two sulfur atoms, or a compound in which it is combined with other elements or groups.
A compound containing fluorine and another element or radical. Fluorine combines readily with nearly all the other elements, except the noble gases, to form fluorides. In some countries, fluoride is added to the drinking water as a preventive measure against tooth decay.
A foolish, incompetent, or stupid person.
Any of a group of chemically related antibiotic polypeptides produced by a soil bacillus (Bacillus brevis) and used in medicines to treat various bacterial infections, esp. of the skin and eyes
A chemical compound consisting of a halogen and another element, especially a strongly electropositive metal such as sodium or potassium. Salt is a halide.
Any of several isomeric, volatile, colorless, highly flammable liquid hydrocarbons, C7 H16 , obtained in the fractional distillation of petroleum and used as solvents. The straight-chain isomer is also used as a standard in determining octane ratings and as an anesthetic.
A colorless flammable liquid derived from the fractional distillation of petroleum. It is used as a solvent and in low-temperature thermometers. Hexane is the sixth member of the alkane series. Chemical formula: C6H14.
A compound of hydrogen with another element or radical.
A colorless, crystalline, very poisonous alkaloid, C17H23NO3, obtained from henbane and other plants of the nightshade family: it is used in medicine as a sedative, antispasmodic, etc.
A salt or ester of hypochlorous acid, containing the group OCl.
A chemical compound consisting of iodine together with another element or radical.
A liquid hydrocarbon, (CH3)2CHCH2C(CH3)3, occurring in petroleum and used in octane rating standards
A synthetic narcotic compound, C15 H21 NO2 , used in its hydrochloride form as an analgesic and sedative.
A synthetic narcotic drug, C21H27NO, used in medicine to treat heroin and morphine addicts: it is more potent than morphine, with a longer duration of action and milder withdrawal symptoms
An oxide with each molecule containing one oxygen atom.
An uncharged ester of this acid
An octane number.
An uncharged ester of this acid
A colorless liquid, C6H12O3, produced by the polymerization of acetaldehyde, having a strong, nauseating smell and used in medicine as a hypnotic and sedative
A colorless, flammable hydrocarbon derived from petroleum and used as a solvent. Pentane occurs in three isomers and is the fifth member of the alkane series. Chemical formula: C5H12.
A crystalline barbiturate, C12 H12 N2 O3 , used medicinally as a sedative, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant.
A soft drink made with soda water, syrup, and, originally, a few drops of phosphoric acid
Any substance containing potassium; esp., salts derived from natural brines, distillery waste, flue dusts of blast furnaces, etc., whose potassium content is expressed in terms of K2O: used in fertilizers, soaps, etc.
A crystalline alkaloid, C33H40N2O9, extracted from the root of various rauwolfias (esp. Rauwolfia serpentina), used in the treatment of hypertension and some forms of mental illness
A white crystalline compound, C6 H4 (OH)2 , with bactericidal, fungicidal, and keratolytic properties, used in the treatment of acne and other skin diseases and as a component of dyes and resin adhesives.
Divalent sulfur, or a compound of divalent sulfur with an electropositive element or group, especially a binary compound of sulfur with a metal.
A salt or ester of tartaric acid, containing the group C4 H4 O6 .
A sedative and hypnotic drug, C13 H10 N2 O4 , withdrawn from general use after it was found to cause severe birth defects when taken during pregnancy. It is currently used to treat leprosy.
A cream-colored crystalline powder, C9 H9 HgNaO2 S, used as a local antiseptic for abrasions and minor cuts.
A white, crystalline, aromatic compound, C10 H14 O, derived from thyme oil and other oils or made synthetically and used as an antiseptic, a fungicide, and a preservative.
A thin volatile terpenoid essential oil, C10 H16 , obtained by steam distillation or other means from the wood or exudate of certain pine trees and used as a paint thinner, solvent, and medicinally as a liniment.
A white or brown tasteless powder, Hg2 Cl2 , used as an insecticide and formerly as a purgative.
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