absinthism

noun
ab·​sin·​thism | \ ˈab-sən-ˌthiz-əm, -ˌsin- How to pronounce absinthism (audio) \

Medical Definition of absinthism

: a diseased condition resulting from habitual excessive use of absinthe that contains oils of wormwood

Other Words from absinthism

absinthismic \ ˌab-​sən-​ˈthiz-​mik How to pronounce absinthismic (audio) \ adjective

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“Absinthism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/absinthism. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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