alcohol addiction

noun
habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
Syn: ↑alcoholism, ↑inebriation, ↑drunkenness
Derivationally related forms: ↑inebriate (for: ↑inebriation)
Hypernyms: ↑drug addiction, ↑white plague

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