Definition of alcoholism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈalkəhôˌlizəm/


An addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency: he had a long history of depression, drug abuse and alcoholism
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  • Ten years later Glatt founded his unit for alcoholism and drug addiction at St Bernard's.
  • On the practical side was the desire to gain a better deal for people suffering from alcoholism.
  • Binge drinking should not be conflated with chronic alcoholism and under-age consumption.

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Syllabification: al·co·hol·ism

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