dipsomaniac


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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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dipsomaniac

(ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk)
n
(Psychiatry) any person who has an uncontrollable and recurring urge to drink alcohol. Shortened form: dipso
adj
(Psychiatry) relating to or affected with dipsomania
dipsomaniacal adj
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dipsomaniac - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habituallydipsomaniac - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, wino - a chronic drinker
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Translations

dipsomaniac

[ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] Ndipsomaníaco/a m/f, dipsómano/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dipsomaniac

nTrunksüchtige(r) mf
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dipsomaniac

[ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] ndipsomane m/f
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References in classic literature ?
"You have shown yourself no alcoholic, no dipsomaniac, but merely an habitual drinker, one who has made John Barleycorn's acquaintance through long years of rubbing shoulders with him.
You suggest a dipsomaniac fought for the whisky bottle, and then having won, rolled it away in a corner, spilling one half and leaving the other.
The world must remain in a reverent doubt as to whether he would, on the same principles, have presented a diplomatist to a dipsomaniac or a ratiocinator to a rat catcher.
Dobson had years of practise as the alcoholtippling Angie in EastEnders but even she, on her worst days, didn't come close to the childhating dipsomaniac who runs the orphanage in which Annie and her cohorts are little more than prisoners.
We were with our mutual friend, a dipsomaniac named Chilu, who had invited me to crash in his dormitory.
Of the two characters he plays, Ricky said Victor is a distinguished gentleman while Dodong is dipsomaniac. The actor is proud of the scene where the two meet.
The tiny boy stands in for the lost generation of shellshocked, dipsomaniac veterans who are incapable of properly managing the nation's finances.
Then there's Tom himself - a man who, over his many years in showbiz, has worked with everyone who's anyone and broadcasts the fact in every interview he gives - dropping more names than a dipsomaniac place setter at a bouncy castle dinner party.
In 2012 11.7% of Japanese students named Russian people within the descriptive or explanatory context--"they are drunkards, like to drink, dipsomaniac"--here we can indicate dramatically increasing (2007--3%).
Dowd, a gentle and bemused dipsomaniac who believes he's accompanied by a drinking buddy, an invisible 6-foot, 3-inch rabbit named Harvey.
Foxx, the only performer with extensive singing experience onscreen, wisely opts for understatement, but Diaz's dipsomaniac rants on unchecked, her falling-down-drunk numbers as unchoreographed as her would-be comic bits are poorly directed.
First, the statute ceased using the terms "dipsomaniac" and "inebriate," and instead used the term "alcoholic" in their place.