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al·co·hol·ism

 (ăl′kə-hô-lĭz′əm, -hŏ-)
n.
A disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of alcohol use that causes harm or distress. It typically involves cravings for alcohol, inability to control the amount consumed, withdrawal symptoms in its absence, and the need to consume greater quantities in order to feel the same effects, and often results in impaired social functioning and significant damage to physical health.

alcoholism

(ˈælkəhɒˌlɪzəm)
n
(Psychiatry) a condition in which dependence on alcohol harms a person's health, social functioning, or family life

al•co•hol•ism

(ˈæl kə hɔˌlɪz əm, -hɒ-)

n.
a chronic disorder characterized by repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages and decreased ability to function socially and vocationally.
[1855–60]

al·co·hol·ism

(ăl′kə-hô-lĭz′əm)
The excessive drinking of and dependence on alcoholic beverages.

alcoholism

1. an addiction to alcohol, especially involving compulsive, excessive consumption.
2. the pathological effects of such overindulgence. — alcoholic, n.
See also: Alcohol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alcoholism - habitual intoxicationalcoholism - 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
drug addiction, white plague - an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
2.alcoholism - an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excessalcoholism - an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Translations
إدْمَان المُسْكِرات
alkoholismusalkoholizmusotrava alkoholem
alkoholisme
alkoholijaalkoholizam
alkoholizmus
áfengissÿki, alkóhólismi
alkoholizmus

alcoholism

[ˈælkəhɒlɪzəm] Nalcoholismo m
to die of alcoholismmorir alcoholizado

alcoholism

[ˈælkəhɒlɪzəm] nalcoolisme m

alcoholism

nAlkoholismus m, → Trunksucht f

alcoholism

[ˈælkəhɒlɪzm] nalcolismo

alcohol

(ˈӕlkəhol) noun
liquid made by the fermentation or distillation of sugar, present in intoxicating drinks, used also as a fuel, and in thermometers. I never drink alcohol – I drink orange juice.
ˌalcoˈholic adjective
1. of or containing alcohol. Is cider alcoholic?
2. caused by alcohol. an alcoholic stupor.
noun
a person who suffers from a dependence on alcohol.
ˈalcoholism noun
the condition suffered by an alcoholic.

al·co·hol·ism

[MIM*103780]
n. alcoholismo, uso excesivo de bebidas alcohólicas.

alcoholism

n alcoholismo
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