Meaning of alcoholic

al•co•hol•ic

Pronunciation: (al"ku-hô'lik, -hol'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of alcohol.
  2. containing or using alcohol.
  3. caused by alcohol.
  4. suffering from alcoholism.
  5. preserved in alcohol.
—n.
  1. a person suffering from alcoholism.
  2. a person addicted to intoxicating drinks.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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