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(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-)
a chronic disorder characterized by repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages and decreased ability to function socially and vocationally.
1. an addiction to alcohol, especially involving compulsive, excessive consumption.See also: Alcohol
2. the pathological effects of such overindulgence. — alcoholic, n.
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