dipsomania

noun
dip·​so·​ma·​nia | \ ˌdip-sə-ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce dipsomania (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of dipsomania

: an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors

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Other Words from dipsomania

dipsomaniac \ ˌdip-​sə-​ˈmā-​nē-​ˌak How to pronounce dipsomania (audio) \ noun
dipsomaniacal \ ˌdip-​sō-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​kəl How to pronounce dipsomania (audio) \ adjective

Examples of dipsomania in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipsomania. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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dipsomania

noun
dip·​so·​ma·​nia | \ ˌdip-sə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə How to pronounce dipsomania (audio) \

Medical Definition of dipsomania

: an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors

Other Words from dipsomania

dipsomaniac \ -​nē-​ˌak How to pronounce dipsomania (audio) \ noun
dipsomaniacal \ ˌdip-​sō-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​kəl How to pronounce dipsomania (audio) \ adjective

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