Definition of alcoholic in English:

alcoholic

Syllabification: al·co·hol·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌalkəˈhôlik, -ˈhäl-
 
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adjective

1Containing or relating to alcoholic liquor: beer is the favorite alcoholic drink
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  • Alcohol stimulates candida growth, so avoid wine, beer, hard alcoholic drinks, fermented apple cider and root beer.
  • The meal is served with akevitt (strong distilled alcoholic drink) and beer.
  • Alcari was a strong mixture of alcoholic drinks and distilled milk.
Synonyms
intoxicating, inebriating, containing alcohol, fermented; strong, hard, stiff
formal spirituous
1.1Caused by the excessive consumption of alcohol: alcoholic liver disease
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  • In England and Wales there are around 9,000 admissions to hospital each year from alcoholic liver disease and 800 deaths in patients under the age of 45.
  • Between 1997 and 2004, rates of alcoholic liver disease rocketed by 41%.
  • They are viral infections; alcoholic liver disease; drug induced Hepatitis.
1.2Suffering from alcoholism: his alcoholic daughter was the cause of his anxiety
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  • She's pushing 83 and having to parent her alcoholic daughter all over again.
  • A success in her career, who's the product of a broken home, the daughter of an alcoholic philanderer.
  • She describes her youth in Sligo as chaotic, being the daughter of alcoholic parents.

noun

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A person suffering from alcoholism.
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  • The vast majority of amnesic patients are chronic alcoholics, suffering from Korsakoff's syndrome.
  • Drug addicts, alcoholics, bulimics, anorexics, and sex addicts line up to claim social causes of their problems.
  • Since its foundation AA has helped hundreds of suffering alcoholics to achieve daily sobriety.
Synonyms
dipsomaniac, drunk, drunkard, heavy/hard/serious drinker, problem drinker, binge drinker, alcohol abuser, person with a drinking problem; tippler, sot, inebriate

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