Definition of alcoholism in English:


Line breaks: al¦co¦hol|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈalkəhɒlɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
  • Addiction to the consumption of alcoholic drink; 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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