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  Definition of Alcoholism
  1. an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
  2. 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
Similar Words: dipsomania, potomania, alcohol addiction, inebriation, drunkenness

 

Derivational Morphology: intoxicate, soak, inebriate, souse, hit it up

 

 
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