Associations to the word «Alcoholism»
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.
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.
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