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alcoholism

al·co·hol·ism

alcoholism

pronunciation:
ael k h lih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a pathological condition resulting from habitual overuse of alcoholic beverages, characterized by dependence on alcohol, difficulty in functioning properly, and severe withdrawal symptoms when alcohol use is stopped.
synonyms:
dipsomania
similar words:
addiction, crapulence, delirium tremens, inebriety, insobriety, intemperance, intoxication
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