alcoholism definition

  • noun:
    • a condition described as the excessive consumption of and reliance on alcoholic beverages, resulting in real and psychological harm and impaired social and vocational performance. Also known as alcoholic abuse, liquor reliance.
    • A chronic infection caused by addiction to alcohol, ultimately causing a deterioration in health insurance and personal functioning.
    • Acute alcohol poisoning.
    • A diseased problem for the system, set off by the continued usage of alcohol liquors.
    • In pathology, the effects of extortionate use of alcoholic drinks.
    • habitual intoxication; prolonged and extortionate consumption of alcohol beverages ultimately causing a dysfunction in health and an addiction to liquor so that abrupt deprivation results in severe withdrawal symptoms
    • an intense persistent need to take in alcohol based drinks to excess

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