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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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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.
In the American context, for example, several states developed institutions specifically for the medical treatment of "inebriates," "dipsomaniacs," and "alcoholics." A comparative perspective could have proved instructive.
Having endured years on Birmingham's clogged roads, I would prefer to use it, but the dipsomaniacs, filthy train toilets, dearth of seats and general loons put me off.
Four years later, a special hospital for inebriates--the Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates (MHDI)--was established.