alcoholic






adjective

  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of alcohol.
  2. containing or using alcohol.
  3. caused by alcohol.
  4. suffering from alcoholism.
  5. preserved in alcohol.

noun

  1. Pathology. a person suffering from alcoholism.
  2. a person addicted to intoxicating drinks.

noun

  1. a person affected by alcoholism

adjective

  1. of, relating to, containing, or resulting from alcohol
adj.

1790, “of or pertaining to alcohol;” see alcohol + -ic. Meaning “caused by drunkenness” is attested by 1872; meaning “habitually drunk” by 1910. Noun sense of “one who is addicted to drinking in excess, chronic drunkard, old rounder” is recorded from 1891; earlier alcoholist (1888). Alcoholics Anonymous founded 1935 in Akron, Ohio, U.S. Alky is first recorded 1844 as a slang shortening of “alcoholic liquor;” 1960 in the sense of “a drunkard.”

adj.

  1. Related to or resulting from alcohol.
  2. Containing or preserved in alcohol.
  3. Suffering from alcoholism.

n.

  1. A person who drinks alcoholic substances habitually and to excess or who suffers from alcoholism.

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