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dipsomania


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dipsomania  \Dip`so*ma"ni*a\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  thirst  +  ? 
  mania.]  (Med.) 
  A  morbid  an  uncontrollable  craving  (often  periodic)  for 
  drink,  esp.  for  alcoholic  liquors;  also  improperly  used  to 
  denote  acute  and  chronic  alcoholism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dipsomania 
  n  :  an  intense  persistent  desire  to  drink  alcoholic  beverages  to 
  excess  [syn:  {alcoholism},  {potomania}] 




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