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Alcohol

Definition:

The term alcohol refers to a family of chemicals that occur widely in nature and are mass-produced for use in antifreezes, fuels and some manufacturing processes.

Alcohol is commonly used to refer to alcohol-containing drinks such as wine, beer and spirits. In this case the alcohol, ethanol, has been produced by a process called fermentation. Consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol can lead to drunkenness and may be harmful to health.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Alcohol Attributable Fractions - Alcohol dependence - Alcohol myopia - Drunkenness - Fermentation

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Alcohol

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Alkohol
Español: Alcohol
Français: Alcool
Nederlands: Alcohol

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