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.

dipsomania

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

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.

dipsomania

an insatiable craving for alcohol; chronic drunkenness. — dipsomaniac, n. — dipsomaniacal, adj.
See also: Alcohol
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
Translations

dipsomania

[ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Ndipsomanía f

dipsomania

nTrunksucht f

dipsomania

[ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪə] ndipsomania

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)?
Kyi destaca que la dipsomania fue parte sustancial de su trayectoria:
(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.
Su interes se centra mayoritariamente en los grupos mas indefensos, en el impacto que la dipsomania tiene en las minorias etnicas.
Se unen nervioso con nerviosa para engendrar por acumulacion de herencias, neurosis mas o menos graves, pero todas iguales para sellar la raza con la marca de la nerviosidad, traducida en unos por la hipocondria, en otros por dipsomania, por histero-epilepsia, por epilepsia, por suicidio, o tambien por la locura, o la demencia y, lo mas triste, por los crimenes.
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.
Un compositor precoz y prolifico, en 1911, en el mismo ano en que murio su admirado Gustav Mahler, Sibelius seria objeto de una seria operacion quirurgica por un cancer de garganta producto de su aficion al tabaco, y si bien tambien se supo siempre de una dipsomania menos controlable, su produccion se redujo pero no se agoto, y es mas, este escarceo con la muerte fue la fuente de varias obras suyas de importancia, como su hermoso poema sinfonico de inspiracion mitologica finlandesa Luonnotar y su celebratoria Cuarta sinfonia.
(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.
El articulo 72 del Codigo Penal vigente define a la peligrosidad como <<la especial proclividad en que se halla una persona para cometer delitos>>, y como parametros para determinar la peligrosidad se establecen la embriaguez habitual y la dipsomania, la anarcomania y la conducta antisocial, y se incluye entre sus potenciales destinatarios a los enajenados mentales y personas de desarrollo mental retardado, siempre que representen una amenaza para las personas o del orden social.
(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)