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with object To subject to the (harmful) influence of alcohol; to give alcoholic drink to.
Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From alcohol + -ize, partly after French alcooliser, † alcoholiser to concentrate (a liquid) to an essential spirit, to reduce to a powder.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.