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alcoholic

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

Definition of alcoholic

1 a :of, relating to, or caused by alcohol
  • an alcoholic odor
b :containing alcohol
  • an alcoholic beverage
2 :affected with alcoholism

alcoholically

play \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of alcoholic in a Sentence

  1. a slightly more alcoholic wine

  2. She has an alcoholic uncle.

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First Known Use of alcoholic

1789

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alcoholic

noun

Definition of alcoholic

: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

Recent Examples of alcoholic from the Web

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First Known Use of alcoholic

1852

alcoholic Synonyms

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ALCOHOLIC Defined for English Language Learners

alcoholic

noun

Definition of alcoholic for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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 :of, relating to, or containing alcohol
  • alcoholic drinks
2 :affected with alcoholism

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alcoholic

noun

Definition of alcoholic for Students

: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 a :of, relating to, or caused by alcohol
  • alcoholic hepatitis
b :containing alcohol
2 :affected with alcoholism

alcoholically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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alcoholic

noun

medical Definition of alcoholic

:one affected with alcoholism


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