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potomania

1. an excessive tendency to drink alcoholic beverages.
2. Also called tromomania. delirium tremens.
See also: Alcohol
1. an excessive tendency to drink alcoholic beverages.
2. delirium tremens. Also called tromomania.
See also: Manias
1. an excessive tendency to drink alcoholic beverages.
2. delirium tremens. Also called tromomania.
See also: Drugs
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potomania - an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excesspotomania - 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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