Correct spelling, explanation: alcohol entered English in the 16th century when it came from French. The word itself, however, has Arabic origins, where it referred to a powdered substance known as kohl. In modern English, it is a well-known word, used both in everyday and professional English.
Definition of alcohol:
uncountable noun – a liquid chemical substance that can get you drunk, You are not allowed to drink any alcohol if you are under eighteen.
Expressions with alcohol:
Some common expressions with the word alcohol include:
rubbing alcohol – a liquid with alcohol used to disinfect a person’s skin from bacteria,
It is a nasty cut so I’d better go for some rubbing alcohol.
the demon alcohol – it refers to the unpleasant consequences of drinking too much alcohol,
It is the demon alcohol that makes me feel so bad today.
ethyl alcohol – a chemical substance also known as ethanol,
Many cleaning supplies include ethyl alcohol.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: a common mistake made in the spelling of the word alcohol is to write it with -ch instead of -c, which results in
alchohol. It is a consequence of the fact that the sound -k in English is often written as -ch. In case of this word, however, the only correct option is alcohol.
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