Associations to the word «Alcoholism»

Wiktionary

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

Dictionary definition

ALCOHOLISM, noun. Habitual 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.
ALCOHOLISM, noun. An intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess.

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery