Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun alcohol

2 senses of alcohol

Sense 1
alcohol, alcoholic drink, alcoholic beverage, intoxicant, inebriant -- (a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him")
       => beverage, drink, drinkable, potable -- (any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?")
       => drug of abuse, street drug -- (a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction)

Sense 2
alcohol -- (any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation)
       => liquid -- (a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure)

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