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Meaning of ALCOHOLIC

Pronunciation:  `alku'holik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
  2. [adj]  addicted to alcohol; "alcoholic expatriates in Paris"- Carl Van Doren
  3. [adj]  used of beverages; containing alcohol; "alcoholic beverages"

ALCOHOLIC is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: addicted, alcohol-dependent, boozer, dipsomaniac, dry, hard, intoxicant, intoxicating, laced, lush, soaker, souse, spiked, spiritous, spirituous, strong, wet
 Antonyms: nonalcoholic, soft
 See Also: drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Al`co*hol"ic\, a. [Cf. F. alcolique.]
    Of or pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities;
    derived from, or caused by, alcohol; containing alcohol; as,
    alcoholic mixtures; alcoholic gastritis; alcoholic odor.
  2. \Al`co*hol"ic\, n.
    1. A person given to the use of alcoholic liquors.
    2. pl. Alcoholic liquors.
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