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dipsomania

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noun dip·so·ma·nia \ˌdip-sə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of dipsomania

  1. :  an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors

dip·so·ma·ni·ac play \-nē-ˌak\ noun
dip·so·ma·ni·a·cal play \ˌdip-sō-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective


Origin of dipsomania

New Latin, from Greek dipsa thirst + Late Latin mania


First Known Use: circa 1844


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dipsomania

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noun dip·so·ma·nia \ˌdip-sə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Medical Definition of dipsomania

  1. :  an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors

  2. dip·so·ma·ni·ac \-nē-ˌak\play noun
    dip·so·ma·ni·a·cal \ˌdip-sō-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\play adjective




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