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Pronunciation:  `dipsu'meyneeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

DIPSOMANIA is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: alcoholism, potomania
 See Also: cacoethes, mania, passion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dip`so*ma"ni*a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? thirst + ?
mania.] (Med.)
A morbid an uncontrollable craving (often periodic) for
drink, esp. for alcoholic liquors; also improperly used to
denote acute and chronic alcoholism.

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