dipsomania


dip·so·ma·nia

noun \ˌdip-sə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of DIPSOMANIA

:  an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors
dip·so·ma·ni·ac \-nē-ˌak\ noun
dip·so·ma·ni·a·cal \ˌdip-sō-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

Origin of DIPSOMANIA

New Latin, from Greek dipsa thirst + Late Latin mania
First Known Use: circa 1844

dip·so·ma·nia

noun \ˌdip-sə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIPSOMANIA

: an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors
dip·so·ma·ni·ac \-nē-ˌak\ noun
dip·so·ma·ni·a·cal \ˌdip-sō-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

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