Meaning of drinking

drink•ing

Pronunciation: (dring'king), [key]
— adj.
  1. suitable or safe to drink: drinking water.
  2. used in drinking: a drinking glass.
  3. addicted to or indulging excessively in alcohol: Is he a drinking man?
  4. of or pertaining to the act of drinking, esp. the drinking of alcohol: a drinking companion.
—n.
  1. habitual and excessive consumption of alcohol: His drinking caused him to lose his job.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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