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alcoholic

al·co·hol·ic

alcoholic

 
pronunciation:
ael k haw lihk [or] ael k ha lihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: containing alcohol.
Alcoholic beverages are not served before noon.
synonyms:
intoxicant, intoxicating, spiritous, spirituous
similar words:
fermented
definition 2: of or pertaining to alcohol.
The alcoholic content of this wine is quite high.
synonyms:
intoxicant, intoxicating, spiritous, spirituous
similar words:
fermented
definition 3: afflicted with alcoholism.
I stopped drinking because I was worried about becoming alcoholic.
similar words:
addicted
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person afflicted with alcoholism.
He was on the road to becoming an alcoholic while in college.
similar words:
drunk, drunkard, inebriate
derivation: alcoholically (adv.)