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: alcohol_addiction drunkenness alcoholism
Related terms: drug_addiction intoxicate
2. [ noun ] a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
Synonyms: drunkenness tipsiness intoxication inebriety
Related terms: soberness temporary_state grogginess sottishness souse intoxicate
Similar spelling:   infuriation