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alcoholic

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adjective al·co·hol·ic \ˌal-kə-ˈhȯ-lik, -ˈhä-\

Simple Definition of alcoholic

  • : of, containing, or caused by alcohol

  • : affected with alcoholism

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of alcoholic

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or caused by alcohol b :  containing alcohol

  2. 2 :  affected with alcoholism

alcoholicallyplay \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of alcoholic in a sentence

  1. a slightly more alcoholic wine

  2. She has an alcoholic uncle.



1790

First Known Use of alcoholic

1790

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms


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alcoholic

noun al·co·hol·ic

Simple Definition of alcoholic

  • : a person who frequently drinks too much alcohol and is unable to live a normal and healthy life : a person who is affected with alcoholism

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of alcoholic

  1. :  a person affected with alcoholism

Examples of alcoholic in a sentence

  1. Her uncle is an alcoholic.

  2. <one can be a social drinker without turning into an alcoholic>



1864

First Known Use of alcoholic

1864

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms


ALCOHOLIC Defined for Kids

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alcoholic

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adjective al·co·hol·ic \ˌal-kə-ˈhȯ-lik, -ˈhä-\

Definition of alcoholic for Students

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or containing alcohol <alcoholic drinks>

  2. 2 :  affected with alcoholism




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alcoholic

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noun al·co·hol·ic

Definition of alcoholic for Students

  1. :  a person affected with alcoholism




Medical Dictionary

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alcoholic

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adjective al·co·hol·ic \ˌal-kə-ˈhȯl-ik, -ˈhäl-\

Medical Definition of alcoholic

  1. 1a:  of, relating to, or caused by alcohol <alcoholic hepatitis>b:  containing alcohol

  2. 2:  affected with alcoholism

alcoholically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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alcoholic

noun al·co·hol·ic

Medical Definition of alcoholic

  1. :  one affected with alcoholism





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