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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIPSOMANIA

It's best not to be too intelligent about insanity and dipsomania and all the other hereditary details.

Then I remembered our enthusiasm over the Palace of Dipsomania.

It is, however, as an authority on dipsomania that he is best known.

From this it is but a step to dipsomania, which can often be cured.

They may show themselves in periodical acts, as in dipsomania.

Dipsomania is not drunkenness nor riotous dissipation; it is a disease.

His views resulted in depression, which led to dipsomania, and he d. in poverty and misery.

One firm actually has the assurance to advertise a preparation of this kind as a remedy for dipsomania.

And the reader of Mr. Archdall Reid will round up the list with "immunity" from dipsomania and all contagious diseases.

Dipsomania is a form of impulsive degenerative insanity, and it is probably epileptic in origin.

WORD ORIGIN

1843, "morbid craving for alcohol," coined in medical Latin from Greek dipsa "thirst" (of unknown origin) + mania.

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nounalcohol-induced courage
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