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EtymologyEdit

alcohol +‎ -ism

NounEdit

alcoholism (usually uncountable, plural alcoholisms)

  1. (pathology) A chronic disease caused by compulsive and uncontrollable consumption of alcoholic beverages, leading to addiction and deterioration in health and social functioning.
  2. (pathology) Acute alcohol poisoning.

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