A progressive, potentially fatal disease characterized by the excessive and compulsive consumption of alcoholic beverages and physiological and psychological dependence on alcohol. Chronic alcoholism usually results in liver and other organ damage, nutritional deficiencies and impaired social functioning.
An insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages.
Present participle of hit the bottle.
Excessive use of alcohol, opiates, stimulants, hallucinogens, etc., esp. without prescription
excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks
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