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alcohol
1. The colorless, flammable, volatile liquid in wine, beer, whiskey, gin, and other fermented and distilled liquids that makes them intoxicating, commercially prepared from grain; grain alcohol; ethyl alcohol.

Alcohol is used in medicine, in manufacturing, and as a fuel.

2. From Arabic al-kuhl the "powdered antimony", originally, "fine powder", then "essence" and through Medieval Latin.
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Alcohol, Its Origins
From a powder to a liquid unit.
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gasohol: gasoline + alcohol
1. A fuel used in motor vehicles that consists of 90 percent gasoline blended with 10 percent alcohol where the alcohol is produced by the fermentation of an agricultural product high in sugar, e.g. corn.
2. A blend of gasoline and alcohol.
  • Gasoline: A volatile flammable liquid made from petroleum and used as fuel in internal-combustion engines.
  • Alcohol: A colorless volatile flammable liquid which is synthesized or obtained by fermentation of sugars and starches and widely used, either pure or denatured, as a solvent and in drugs, cleaning solutions, explosives, and intoxicating beverages.
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alcohol (noun) (lexicomedy)
A liquid that is good for preserving almost everything except secrets and self-control.
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alcohol (s) (noun), alcohols (pl)
1. A colorless, volatile, pungent liquid; synthesized or derived from fermentation of sugars and starches, it can be burned as fuel, is used in industry and medicine, and is the intoxicating element of whiskey, wine, beer, and other fermented or distilled liquors. It is also called "ethyl alcohol".
2. Any of a series of hydroxyl compounds, the simplest of which are derived from saturated hydrocarbons, and include ethanol and methanol.
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(from a powder to a liquid)
(Arabic > Latin: alcohol, originally an "essence or very fine powder")
(Greek: a combining form occurring in the names of chemical compounds in which the methyl group is present; alcohol, wine)
(Latin: sickness caused by overindulgence of alcohol, food, etc.; drunkeness)
(Greek: upper air, purer air [alcohol and sufuric acid]; in scientific terminology, "volatile, clean-smelling, euphoria-producing liquid composed of alcohol and sufuric acid")
(alcohol and its dangers to the brain and bodily functions)
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alcohol fetopathy (s) (noun); alcohol fetopathies, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (pl)
A description of a spectrum of permanent and often devastating birth-defect syndromes caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy: The main effect of alcohol fetalpathy is brain damage which can be caused during any trimester, because the fetus's brain continues to develop throughout the entire pregnancy.

The brain damage that is a result of alcohol fetopathy is often accompanied by, and reflected in, distinctive facial stigmata or characteristics which are indicative of a disease or abnormalities.

alcohol fuel (s) (noun), alcohol fuels (pl)
A motor fuel of gasoline blended with 5-25% of amhydrous ethyl alcohol; used particularly in Europe; gasohol.
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alcohol withdrawal delirium (s) (noun), alcohol withdrawal deliriums (or) deliria (pl)
An acute organic mental disorder resulting from a recent cessation or reduction in alcohol consumption with the essential characteristic being delirium: "Alcohol withdrawal delirium is an autonomic hyperactivity; that is, tachycardia (fast heart beat), sweating, and elevated blood pressure is also present. It was formerly called delirium tremens."

"Another characteristic of alcohol withdrawal delirium includes the DTs, 'the horrors', 'the shakes', or 'rum fits'; literally, 'shaking delirium' or 'trembling madness' (in Latin). It is an acute episode of delirium which is usually caused by withdrawal, or abstinence, from alcohol following habitual excessive drinking."

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alcohol withdrawal delirium tremens (s) (noun)
A severe form of alcohol withdrawal that involves sudden and severe mental or neurological changes: "Delirium tremens can occur after a period of heavy alcohol drinking; especially, when the person does not eat enough food."

Alcohol withdrawal delirium may also be triggered by head injury, infection, or illness in people with a history of heavy use of alcohol."

"It is most common in people who have a history of alcohol withdrawal; especially, in those who drink the equivalent of seven to eight pints of beer (or one pint of "hard" liquor) every day for several months. Delirium tremens also commonly affects those with a history of habitual alcohol use or alcoholism that has existed for more than ten years."

"Alcohol withdrawal delirium tremens symptoms occur because of the toxic effects of alcohol on the brain and nervous system. They may be severe and get worse very quickly which is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention."

"The treatment of alcohol withdrawal delirium tremens includes observation, comfort care, and in some cases medication."

alcohol-ether (s) (noun), alcohol-ethers (pl)
A chemical compound used in shampoos, bubble baths, body wash, and liquid soaps.
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alcoholo-, alcohol-, alcoho-
Arabic > Latin: alcohol, originally an "essence or very fine powder", from Arabic al-kuhl which is from al-, "the", and kohl or kuhl, "antimony sulfide".

The subject of alcohol is well-known, but not the origin of alcohol which is also linked to this historical Alcohol Isn’t What It Used To Be. Where alcohol came from should be of interest to everyone!

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ethanol, ethyl alcohol
One of a group of chemical compounds (alcohols) composed of molecules that contain a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom.
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Health: Alcohol and Brain Alterations
The dangers of alcohol to the brain and bodily functions.
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Health: Alcohol and Brain Alterations: Hygeia
Greek: Hygeia (goddess)
Latin: (no equivalent)

Various spellings: Hygeia, Hygea, Hygia; personification of health and healthy. We now have the derived word hygiene, the science of health, pertaining to health, healthful, living well; the science that deals with the upkeep of health; system of principles or rules for preserving and/or promoting health.

Hygeia, goddess of health.
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