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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

dipsomaniac

play \-nē-ˌak\ noun

dipsomaniacal

play \ˌdip-sō-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology 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

dipsomaniac

\-nē-ˌak\play noun

dipsomaniacal

\ˌdip-sō-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\play adjective



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