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1The action or process of mixing or becoming saturated with alcohol; the formation of alcohol (ethanol) by fermentation.
2Subjection to the effects of alcohol or alcoholic drink.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). Partly (i) from (a) French alcoolisation (1628 or earlier as † alcoholisation in the obsolete sense ‘pulverization’; also † alkoholisation; now chiefly in senses ‘development of properties characteristic to alcohol’, ‘action of mixing (a liquid) with alcohol’).
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