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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess.

Usage examples (35)
  • Because of this, we have the word "dipsomania," which the OED defines as:
  • Her "dipsomania" took an unaggressive form, as she was by nature gentle and sweet; she simply used to shut herself in and drink until she would cry herself into a timid,...
  • I probably got too depressed reading the comments that came before and, consequently, fed my own dipsomania.
  • By the 16th century, the treatment for hydrophobia had already become a metaphor for dealing with dipsomania. for more
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