HyperDic: alcoholism

English > 2 senses of the word alcoholism:
NOUNstatealcoholism, alcohol addiction, inebriation, drunkennesshabitual intoxication
motivealcoholism, dipsomania, potomaniaan intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
alcoholism > pronunciation
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > alcoholism: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaninghabitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms.
Synonymsalcohol addiction, inebriation, drunkenness
Broaderdrug addiction, white plagueAn addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
English > alcoholism: 2 senses > noun 2, motive
MeaningAn intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess.
Synonymsdipsomania, potomania
Broadermania, passion, cacoethesAn irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Spanishalcoholismo, dipsomanía, potomanía
Catalanalcoholisme, dipsomania, potomania

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