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Synonyms for Alcoholism (same or very similar meaning)

WordNet sense 1 (habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms):
drunkenness, inebriation, alcohol addiction

WordNet sense 2 (an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess):
dipsomania, potomania

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