dipsomania

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

Definition of dipsomania 

: an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors

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Other Words from dipsomania

dipsomaniac \-nē-ˌak \ noun
dipsomaniacal \ˌdip-sō-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl \ adjective

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So adding a hefty pour of ginger beer, some lime juice, and a dope copper mug to your vodka transforms your dipsomania into an actual weekend event. Aaron Goldfarb, Esquire, "The (Definitive) #List of the 20 Greatest Day Drinks," 15 May 2015 While anxious weirdos were sprinting to the Piggly Wiggly to stock up on Wonder Bread and milk before the impending snowstorm hit, savvy folks focused more on their looming dipsomania. Aaron Goldfarb, Esquire, "What You Should Drink While You're Snowed in This Week," 23 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of dipsomania

circa 1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dipsomania

New Latin, from Greek dipsa thirst + Late Latin mania

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dipsomania

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

Medical Definition of dipsomania 

: an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors

Other Words from dipsomania

dipsomaniac \-nē-ˌak \ noun
dipsomaniacal \ˌdip-sō-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl \ adjective

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