Science / Chemistry / Alcohol: An alcohol is an organic compound with a carbon bound to a hydroxyl group. Examples are methanol, CH3OH; ethanol, CH3CH2OH; propanol, CH3CH2CH2OH. Compounds with -OH attached to an aromatic ring are called phenols rather than alcohols.

Other Words for Alcohol

Alcohol Noun Synonyms: spirits, liquor, the bottle, the cup that cheers, demon rum, John Barleycorn, booze, hard stuff, juice, moonshine, fire-water, rot-gut, hooch

Methyl Alcohol

Entertainment / Photography / Methyl Alcohol: Is a volatile, poisonous spirit commonly known as wood alcohol. Used as a substitute for pure alcohol in some photographic processes. MORE

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Life Style / Adoption / Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS): Birth defects and serious life-long mental and emotional impairments that may result from heavy maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Symptoms of mental and emotional deficits may include sig MORE

Potential Alcohol

Life Style / Wine / Potential Alcohol: The potential alcohol depends on the must weight. The more sugar there is in the juice prior to fermentation, the greater the amount of alcohol in the final wine, hence it has a higher potential alcoh MORE

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Science / Genetics / Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A link between excessive alcohol consumption during pregnancy and birth defects: characteristics include small head and eyes, folds of the skin that obscure the inner juncture of the eyelids, short, u MORE


Science / Genetics / Alcoholism: A chronic and progressive condition characterized by the inability to control the consumption of alcohol. MORE

Fetal Alcohol Effect (FAE)

Life Style / Adoption / Fetal Alcohol Effect (FAE): A disorder associated with cognitive and behavioral difficulties in children whose birth mothers drank alcohol while pregnant. Symptoms are similar to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) but less severe or c MORE