1. [ noun ] (psychology) 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
Synonyms: drunkenness inebriation alcohol_addiction
Related terms: drug_addiction intoxicate
2. [ noun ] (psychology) an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
Synonyms: potomania dipsomania
Related terms: mania
Similar spelling:   alcohol