alcoholism

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alcohol +‎ -ism

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alcoholism (usually uncountable, plural alcoholisms)

  1. A chronic disease caused by compulsive and uncontrollable consumption of alcoholic beverages, leading to addiction and deterioration in health and social functioning.
    Synonym: dipsomania
  2. (pathology) Acute alcohol poisoning.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 alcoholism” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ alcoholism” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 alcoholism” in the Collins English Dictionary, Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers.
  4. 4.0 4.1 alcoholism” (US) / “alcoholism” (UK) in Macmillan Dictionary
  5. ^ alcoholism” (US) / “alcoholism” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.
  6. ^ alcoholism” in the Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.