ADJ. excess/excessive the dangers of excessive alcohol | pure Is it possible for cars to run on pure alcohol?
QUANT. drop, unit You need to be careful how many units of alcohol you drink in a week. | level The driver had more than the permitted level of alcohol in his blood.
VERB + ALCOHOL consume, drink | avoid, keep off, not touch, stay off I haven't touched a drop of alcohol for three weeks. | abuse (formal) Most drinkers do not abuse alcohol at all.
ALCOHOL + NOUN content, level It can take a long time for blood alcohol levels to fall. | consumption, intake, use | abuse, addiction, misuse | problem People can find it hard to admit they have an alcohol problem.
PHRASES low alcohol (= containing very little alcohol) a low alcohol beer