Definitions of alcoholism

  1. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A diseased condition produced by the too great use of fermented or distilled liquors. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for alcoholism

  1. Dr. Cony- In all my twenty- five years of professional practice I have never known a case of gout without antecedent alcoholism – Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun
  2. There is alcoholism prostitution, war. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton