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alcoholism definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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 [syn: alcoholism, alcohol addiction, inebriation, drunkenness]
2: an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess [syn: dipsomania, alcoholism, potomania]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1860 1. continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks 2. a. poisoning by alcohol b. a chronic disorder marked by excessive and usually compulsive drinking of alcohol leading to psychological and physical dependence or addiction

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor. 2 the diseased condition resulting from this. Etymology: mod.L alcoholismus (as ALCOHOL)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Alcoholism Al"co*hol*ism, n. [Cf. F. alcoolisme.] (Med.) A diseased condition of the system, brought about by the continued use of alcoholic liquors.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

People who suffer from alcoholism cannot stop drinking large quantities of alcohol. ...the problems of alcoholism.

Moby Thesaurus

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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