non·al·co·hol·ic (nŏn′ăl-kə-hôlĭk, -hŏlĭk)
A beverage usually containing less than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume.
1. Of, relating to, or being a beverage whose alcohol content is very low or negligible.
2. Containing no alcohol: nonalcoholic medication.
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