alcoholic etymology

English word alcoholic comes from English -ic, English alcohol

Detailed word origin of alcoholic

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-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
alcohol English (eng) (colloquial) Ethanol.. (obsolete) Any very fine powder.. (organic compound, countable) Any of a class of organic compounds (such as ethanol) containing a hydroxyl functional group (-OH).. (uncountable) Beverages containing ethanol, collectively.
alcoholic English (eng) Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.. Of or pertaining to alcohol.. Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism. A person addicted to alcohol.. One who abuses alcohol.

Words with the same origin as alcoholic

Descendants of -ic
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