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Meaning of ALCOHOLISM

Pronunciation:  'alkuho`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
  2. [n]  Habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
 

ALCOHOLISM is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: alcohol addiction, dipsomania, drunkenness, inebriation, potomania
 
 See Also: cacoethes, drug addiction, mania, passion, white plague

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al"co*hol*ism\, n. [Cf. F. alcoolisme.] (Med.)
A diseased condition of the system, brought about by the
continued use of alcoholic liquors.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a habit, acquired tolerance, acute alcoholism, addictedness, addiction, alcoholic addiction, alcoholic psychosis, amphetamine withdrawal symptoms, barbiturate addiction, barbiturism, bottle nose, chain smoking, chronic alcoholism, cocainism, crash, craving, delirium tremens, dependence, dipsomania, drug addiction, drug culture, drug dependence, ebriosity, grog blossom, habitual drunkenness, habituation, heavy drinking, nicotine addiction, oenomania, oinomania, pathological drunkenness, physical dependence, problem drinking, psychological dependence, tolerance, withdrawal sickness, withdrawal symptoms
 

 

 

 

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