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alcohol one of a class of colorless, flammable, and volatile liquids that in pure form is contained in beverages such as beer, wine, and whiskey, and causes intoxication when drunk to excess; ethanol. [3 definitions]
alcohol-free of a beverage, containing no alcohol.
alcoholic containing alcohol. [4 definitions]
alcoholism a pathological condition resulting from habitual overuse of alcoholic beverages, characterized by dependence on alcohol, difficulty in functioning properly, and severe withdrawal symptoms when alcohol use is stopped.
alcoholize to saturate, combine, or treat with alcohol. [2 definitions]
alcove a separate or recessed part of a room that is partly enclosed. [2 definitions]
Aldebaran an orange binary star in the constellation Taurus, having a combined magnitude of 0.9.
aldehyde in chemistry, any of a group of organic compounds, such as formaldehyde, the molecule of which contains a terminal carbon atom bound separately to a hydrogen and an oxygen atom.
alder any of several deciduous trees and shrubs of the birch family that grow in cool, damp regions.
alderman a member of the lawmaking body of some cities and towns; councilman or councilwoman.
ale a drink, made by fermenting malt, that is heavier and more bitter than beer.
aleatory pertaining to or depending on luck, chance, or contingency.
alee at or toward that side of a ship which is farthest from the source of wind.
a leg to stand on a valid or convincing basis for a point of view.
alehouse an establishment where ale is served; tavern.
alembic a device, used in the past for distillation, whose main vessel has a beaked top. [2 definitions]
aleph the name of the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
alert keenly attentive or responsive; quick to perceive. [3 definitions]
Aleut a member of a native people of the Aleutian Islands, or a descendant thereof; Aleutian. [2 definitions]
Aleutian of or pertaining to the Aleutian Islands or their people, culture, or the like. [2 definitions]
Aleutian Islands a chain of Alaskan islands that extends from the southwest coast toward Russia.