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1alcoholic

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

: of, containing, or caused by alcohol

: affected with alcoholism

Full Definition of ALCOHOLIC

1
a :  of, relating to, or caused by alcohol
b :  containing alcohol
2
:  affected with alcoholism
al·co·hol·i·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ALCOHOLIC

  1. a slightly more alcoholic wine
  2. She has an alcoholic uncle.

First Known Use of ALCOHOLIC

1790

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms

controlled, flake, herb, key, sodden

2alcoholic

noun

: 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

Full Definition of ALCOHOLIC

:  a person affected with alcoholism

Examples of ALCOHOLIC

  1. Her uncle is an alcoholic.
  2. <one can be a social drinker without turning into an alcoholic>

First Known Use of ALCOHOLIC

1864

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms

controlled, flake, herb, key, sodden
ALCOHOLICALLY Defined for Kids

1alcoholic

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

Definition of ALCOHOLIC for Kids

1
:  of, relating to, or containing alcohol <alcoholic drinks>
2
:  affected with alcoholism

2alcoholic

noun

Definition of ALCOHOLIC for Kids

:  a person affected with alcoholism

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