alcoholism
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈælkə(ˌ)hɔlˌɪzəm/ IPAchar /ˈælkəhɒlˌɪzəm/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈælkəhɒlˌɪzəm/
Noun

alcoholism (uncountable)

  1. A chronic disease caused by compulsive and uncontrollable consumption of alcoholic beverages, leading to addiction and deterioration in health and social functioning.
    Synonyms: dipsomania
  2. (pathology) Acute alcohol poisoning.
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