absinthism


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absinthism

(ˈæbsɪnˌθɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) pathol a diseased condition resulting from excessive drinking of absinthe
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absinthism

an addiction to absinthe, a liqueur flavored with the narcotic wormwood, Artemisia absinthium.absinthial, absinthian, adj.
See also: Alcohol
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As the drink gained in popularity, Valentin Magnan, a French physician, wrote about the dangers of "absinthism," an absinthe-induced disorder characterized by violent behavior, hallucinations and seizures.