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- 1. alcoholism, alcohol addiction, inebriation, drunkenness, drug addiction, white plague
- usage: habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
- 2. dipsomania, alcoholism, potomania, mania, passion, cacoethes
- usage: an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
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See also: alcoholism (Dictionary)