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 (ăr′ək, ə-răk′)
Any of various strong alcoholic liquors of South Asia and Southeast Asia, usually distilled from fermented palm sap, rice, or molasses. Also called arak.

[Arabic 'araq, sweat, strong clear distilled liquor originally made from dates; see arak.]


(ˈærək) or


(Brewing) a coarse spirit distilled in various Eastern countries from grain, rice, sugar cane, etc
[C17: from Arabic `araq sweat, sweet juice, liquor]


or ar•ak

(ˈær ək, əˈræk)

a distilled beverage, esp. of the Middle East, made from fermented grain, rice, or dates.
[1595–1605; < Arabic ‘araq literally, sweat, juice]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arrack - any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molassesarrack - any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented


[ˈærək] Narac m, aguardiente m de palma or caña


nArrak m
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At evening time Moti Guj would wash down his three hundred pounds' weight of green food with a quart of arrack, and Deesa would take a share, and sing songs between Moti Guj's legs till it was time to go to bed.
At the same time, we expect sales volumes of hard liquor market leader DIST to drop, as consumers substitute strong beer for arrack, the most popular hard liquor in the country.
Peiris, in his 2005/2006 budget, did the same mistake through which thousands and thousands of school children initiated using beer and then arrack, other drugs and finally heroin.
It is better to ask after he drinks arrack since he will be softer in the head.
He brought arms and ammunition to Mumbai from Bharuch, Gujarat, knowing that it would be used for the terror arrack.
Out of 6 patients who consumed alcohol, 100-200 mL of arrack per day, 3 consumed 2 to 3 drinks of whisky occasionally, 1 patient consumed 1 pint of beer every month.
Tenders are invited for Repairing of Street Compound Light and Cables in Pitampura Police Line Delhi in connection with Maintanance of electrical installation Fans including Repair & Maintenance of PSet Compound Lights in Pitampura Police Line with Type I II III IV Quarters and arrack under AEE M3522 Delhi.
Drink: Tamarind Sour with Batavia Arrack, Pimm's, tamarind; Micronesian Mule with vodka, peppercorn, ginger.
Fact: The Pentagon reports that of the 26,000 cases of unwanted sexual contact, 53 percent involved arrack on men, mostly by other men.
Pande Rekha, 2005 a, Solidarity, Patriarchy and empowerment--Women's struggle against arrack in India, in Luciana Ricciutelli, Angela Miles, Margaret M.
If you want to have an alcoholic drink, however, you're out of luck, but speak to the right guys and they can help you find some locally brewed arrack (not for the faint hearted).
It includes The Maharaja's Mistress, a sweet and aromatic combination of rose jam, curry leaves infused arrack and rum, balanced with champagne, and Giddy in Goa, a gin-based cocktail balancing the spice of juniper with the tropical and sweet flavours of Cointreau and coconut water.