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Meaning & Definition of Alcoholism in English

English

Alcoholism

/ælkəhɔlɪzəm/

noun

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
    synonym:
  • alcoholism
  • ,
  • alcohol addiction
  • ,
  • inebriation
  • ,
  • drunkenness

2. An intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

    synonym:
  • dipsomania
  • ,
  • alcoholism
  • ,
  • potomania