alcoholo-, alcohol-, alcoho-

(Arabic > Latin: alcohol, originally an "essence or very fine powder")

A finely pulverized antimony ore or metallic powder used for painting the eyelids that is related to Hebrew kahal.

The term comes from Arabic al-kuhl which is from al-, "the" and kohl or kuhl, "antimony sulfide".

alcoholic (adjective), more alcoholic, most alcoholic
Relating to, containing, or produced by alcohol: Tim and Mary ordered a nice alcoholic drink at the restaurant.

O God! That men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains.

—Cassio, in Othello by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
alcoholic cirrhosis (s) (noun), alcoholic cirrhoses (pl)
A liver disease occurring in people who are chronic alcoholics: Approximately twenty per cent of chronic alcoholics develop alcoholic cirrhosis.

Alcoholic cirrhosis is described as a condition of irreversible liver disease as a result of the chronic inflammatory and toxic effects of ethanol on the liver.

The diagnoses of alcoholic cirrhosis are related to the liver's inability to adequately remove waste products from the blood stream and the effects of an increase of blood pressure.

alcoholic deterioration (s) (noun), alcoholic deteriorations
Dementia occurring with people who are chronically addicted to alcohol: Al's doctor explained that his condition was called alcoholic deterioration which had resulted in a severe decline of his normal mental abilities.

Dementia that is caused by alcoholic deterioration is an organic mental disorder characterized by a general loss of intellectual abilities involving the impairment of memory, judgment, and abstract thinking, as well as changes in personality.

alcoholica (pl) (noun)
Spanish word for alcohol: When Mary went to Spain, she learned that the term alcoholica referred to beverages containing with alcohol content, like the nice wine she was drinking..
alcoholicity (s) (noun) (no pl)
The degree of alcoholic content of something: Alcoholicity is the strength of an alcoholic liquor.
alcoholimeter (s) (noun), alcoholimeters (pl)
A device, such as a form of hydrometer, that measures a quantity of alcohol contained in a liquid: In her science class, June used an alcoholimeter to assess the amount of alcohol in a sample of beer
alcoholism (s) (noun), alcoholisms (pl)
1. Chronic alcohol abuse, dependence, or addiction; chronic excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages: Alcoholism results in impairment of health and/or social or occupational functioning, and increasing adaptation to the effects of alcohol requiring increasing doses to achieve and sustain a desired effect. Specific signs and symptoms of withdrawal usually are shown when one stops such drinking.
2. "Alcohol dependence" (currently the preferred term); "alcohol addiction": The terms refer to a variety of disorders associated with alcoholism, the repetitive consumption of alcohol, usually over a long period of time, in amounts that the drinker is unable to handle physiologically, emotionally, or socially.

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.

—Ann Landers
alcoholism (s) (noun), alcoholisms (pl)
In lexicolmedy, bourbonic plague: At college, the consumption of distilled whiskey became a kind of endemic among the students, and some students joked about it as being a case of alcoholism
alcoholist (s) (noun), alcoholists (pl)
A person who suffers from alcoholism: An alcoholist abuses or is dependent upon alcohol.
alcoholization (s) (noun), alcoholizations (pl)
Saturation with alcohol: When preparing the desert to follow the Christmas dinner, Mrs. Hathaway read in the recipe that the alcoholization with the liquor would take about one hour.
alcoholize (verb), alcoholizes; alcoholized; alcoholizing
1. To treat or infuse with ethanol: Jane said, "Please alcoholize the oranges and prunes for dessert with the fine wine and put them into the fridge until after dinner."

Jack saturated or alcoholized the cloth with a hydroxyl compound to use as a cleaning agent.
2. To put under the influence of a fermented drink: After consuming two bottles of wine, the two brothers didn't notice that they had alcoholized themselves until after they stood up from the table.

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!

alcoholomania (s) (noun), alcoholomanias (pl)
Alcoholism: The old man had an excessive desire to drink alcoholic beverages, and therefore suffered from a condition of.alcoholomania.
Drunkenness is simply voluntary insanity.
—Seneca (c. 4 BC - AD 65) Roman writer, philosopher, statesman
alcoholometer, alcoholmeter (s) (noun); alcoholometers; alcoholmeters (pl)
A hydrometer or other device that determines the amount of alcohol in an aqueous (liquid) solution: While studying chemistry, Tom learned about the use of an alcoholometer to measure the quantity of alcohol in different fluids containing alcohol.
alcoholometric (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to an instrument; such as, a hydrometer, used to determine the amount of alcohol in a liquid: Mr. Smart showed the students an alcoholometric device that was utilized for finding out the quantity of alcohol in any kind of fluid, like wine or beer.

Related "alcohol" information: Alcohol, Its Origins and Alcohol and Brain Alterations.