alcoholism

[ al-kuh-haw-liz-uh m, -ho- ]SEE DEFINITION OF alcoholism
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALCOHOLISM

Smith, I believe you once proposed to write an article on Climate and Alcoholism.

Thus it is not alcoholism or the craving for drink which is inherited.

Their wives then become martyrs, especially in cases of alcoholism and paranoia.

He finally decided to send her to an asylum which I superintended, to cure her alcoholism.

In this family, alcoholism and its blastophthoria played a considerable part.

The taint of alcoholism was in his blood, and matrimony and parentage were not for him.

And what the hell did you mean by that remark about alcoholism?

This is not alcoholism, and cannot be considered a dysgenic factor.

Alcoholism, as a habit, is one of the worst dysgenic factors to reckon with.

Also that alcoholism in the parents conveys a predisposition to the child.

WORD ORIGIN

"disease of alcohol addiction," 1852, from alcohol + -ism, or else from Modern Latin alcoholismus, coined in 1852 by Swedish professor of medicine Magnus Huss (1807-1890) to mean what we now would call "alcohol poisoning." In earlier times, alcoholism would have been habitual drunkenness or some such term.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALCOHOLISM

alcohol abuse

nounalcohol addiction
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