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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17) These commitments were indefinite and would last until "it appear[ed] probable that [the committed individual would] not continue to be subject to dipsomania or habitual drunkenness, or that his confinement therein [was no] longer necessary for the safety of the public or for his own welfare.
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One of the first classifications of mental illness was developed for the purpose of the census in the 1880s and consisted of seven categories: mania, melancholia, monomania, paresis, dementia, dipsomania, and epilepsy (Grob, 1991).
Neither character is much moved or changed by the events he or she narrates (with the exception of the Woman's descent into dipsomania, which Fitzhugh doesn't adequately establish).
Despues de la mina, este pequeno trabajador anonimo, deberia haber enfrentado la dura sociabilidad de los mineros, caracterizados por los excesos y el peligro constante de la dipsomania, "el delirio del vicio" como se le llamaba en la epoca.