Examples of alcoholism in a Sentence
a treatment center for those suffering from alcoholism
Recent Examples of alcoholism from the Web
Another is that its owner has battled alcoholism, cancer and the loss of his home and come out on top.
The ruling overturned a decision by a smaller 9th Circuit panel that ruled that alcoholism is an illness, not a moral defect.
The ruling overturned a decision by a smaller 9th Circuit panel that included Reinhardt that said alcoholism is an illness, not a moral defect.
The ruling overturned a decision by a smaller 9th Circuit panel that included Reinhardt that ruled that alcoholism is an illness, not a moral defect.
Poverty and unemployment rates remain seismic, alcoholism is rampant and the life expectancy here is the shortest in the country, according to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
But many others expired prematurely of alcoholism, depression, midlife heart attacks and car accidents.
As a character, Ms. Marvel had a lot in common with Iron Man: a larger-than-life personality who’s struggled with alcoholism and alienated fellow heroes with her die-hard stubbornness.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'alcoholism'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of alcoholism
ALCOHOLISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alcoholism for English Language Learners
: a medical condition in which someone frequently drinks too much alcohol and becomes unable to live a normal and healthy life
ALCOHOLISM Defined for Kids
Definition of alcoholism for Students
: continued, uncontrolled, and greater than normal use of alcoholic drinks accompanied by physical and mental dependence on alcohol
Medical Definition of alcoholism
1: continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks
2: a chronic, progressive, potentially fatal disorder marked by excessive and usually compulsive drinking of alcohol leading to psychological and physical dependence or addiction ◆Alcoholism is typically characterized by the inability to control alcoholic drinking, impairment of the ability to work and socialize, tendency to drink alone and engage in violent behavior, neglect of physical appearance and proper nutrition, alcohol-related illness (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver), and moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms (such as irritability, anxiety, tremors, insomnia, and confusion) upon detoxification. —compare acute alcoholism
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up alcoholism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).