dipsomania


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dip·so·ma·ni·a

 (dĭp′sə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
An insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages.

[Greek dipsa, thirst + -mania.]

dip′so·ma′ni·ac (-ăk′) adj. & n.
dip′so·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
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dipsomania

(ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) a compulsive desire to drink alcoholic beverages
[C19: New Latin, from Greek dipsa thirst + -mania]
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dip•so•ma•ni•a

(ˌdɪp səˈmeɪ ni ə, -soʊ-)

n.
an irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drink.
[1835–45; < New Latin < Greek díps(a) thirst + -o- -o- + manía -mania]
dip`so•ma′ni•ac` (-niˌæk) n.
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dipsomania

an insatiable craving for alcohol; chronic drunkenness. — dipsomaniac, n. — dipsomaniacal, adj.
See also: Alcohol
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dipsomania - an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excessdipsomania - an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
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Translations

dipsomania

[ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Ndipsomanía f
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dipsomania

nTrunksucht f
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dipsomania

[ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪə] ndipsomania
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dip·so·ma·ni·a

n. dipsomanía, tipo de alcoholismo en el cual el paciente sufre una urgencia incontrolable por consumir sustancias alcohólicas.
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4 Which detective took a job on an island after recuperating in England from ill-health (dipsomania and major surgery on his leg following an accident)?
(Dunne said the speed and the benzos as well as the barbiturates were prescribed for migraines, never mind the contraindication, and who knows, but I do think temporary insanity would have seemed less embarrassing to Didion, more appropriate to the period, than dipsomania. She does not fit, after Hemingway or Fitzgerald, the narrative of the intemperate writer, but maybe she was only resisting it.) She preferred working through sickness (or a hangover) to sleeping it off, and when she was finishing a novel, she slept in the room where she worked.
A las once de la noche debi llevarlo a su casa, victima de un ataque de dipsomania provocado por la admiracion que le causaron las instalaciones de la revista, la ceremonia a que dio lugar la firma del contrato y los terminos del mismo que le convertian en director nominal de la mas lujosa publicacion que hasta entonces apareciera en lengua castellana".
Muslims are split on the matter of Shariah and an opinion prevail that these are not implacable values in the modern age (The Express Tribune, 2013).In many Muslim countries, homosexuality, harlotry, dipsomania, alcohol consumption and suicide are considered unethical by a great majority of people in several Muslim countries but an individual act, and have sharp differences on issues such as polygamy.
(5) Significantly, bodily desires and betrayals often bring Ruby's residents to the Convent--a clandestine affair, a request for an abortifacient, a desire to recuperate from dipsomania. Even the townspeople's regular trips to the Convent to purchase food--especially the fiery-hot peppers unique to the Convent garden--are freighted with physical desire.
"Dipsomania" appeared rather seldom, as did "habit." The term nalog, which linguistically could be a concept close to addiction, was very rare indeed and used in its adjective form also.
(23) However, those committed who would "not continue to be subject to dipsomania or inebriety" or were otherwise provided for by "guardians, relatives or friends" were eligible for a revocable "permit to be at liberty." (24)