Pronunciation: (al'ku-hô-līz", -ho-), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to convert into an alcohol.
2. to treat or saturate with an alcohol.
3. to place under the influence of alcoholic beverages; make drunk; besot. Also, esp. Brit.,al'co•hol•ise".
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