alcoholic

[ al-kuh-haw-lik, -hol-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF alcoholic

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This was undoubtedly a case of alcoholic blastophthoria and not ordinary heredity.

The huge still continued to trickle forth its alcoholic sweat.

An alcoholic reek like that from old brandy casks issued from his mouth.

Do not drink beer or whisky, or any other alcoholic liquors.

His garrulity might have an alcoholic basis, but his wits were clear enough.

Wine, it should be said, is the product of alcoholic fermentation of the grape.

There does not appear to have been any reason for this except that of alcoholic viciousness.

The authors have investigated the action of alcoholic solutions of soda also.

The alcoholic is always a prophet of doom; and the wish is often father to the thought.

The old, the diseased, and the alcoholic are more apt to succumb, also the newborn.

WORD ORIGIN

1790, "of or pertaining to alcohol;" see alcohol + -ic. Meaning "caused by drunkenness" is attested by 1872; meaning "habitually drunk" by 1910. Noun sense of "one who is addicted to drinking in excess, chronic drunkard, old rounder" is recorded from 1891; earlier alcoholist (1888). Alcoholics Anonymous founded 1935 in Akron, Ohio, U.S. Alky is first recorded 1844 as a slang shortening of "alcoholic liquor;" 1960 in the sense of "a drunkard."

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