dipsomania


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dipsomania

noun acute alcoholism, addictedness, addiction, alcoholic addiction, alcoholism, bibacity, chronic alcoholism, compulsion, crapulence, cravvng for drink, drunkenness, ebriosity, excessive drinking, excessiveness, inebriation, inebriety, insobriety, intoxication, obsession, potation
See also: inebriation
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Dipsomania, from the Greek words for "thirst" and "madness," gained popular usage in the mid-nineteenth century to describe those who drank with a seeming inability to stop.
10) Where Anna's copy of Nana associates kleptomania and dipsomania with perverse sexuality, Voyage presents a pathetic youngster who drinks because the food and clothing she needs are offered only on humiliating terms.
El agua siempre fue y es mi unica bebida y los desplantes y los desequilibrios de la dipsomania me producen invencible repugnancia>> (MEM, pp.
asks Sparrow), and a romanticized Buddhism ("Transcending the ego," Tom Savage observes of Kerouac's dipsomania, "was not intended to mean destroying its container").
The 1880 census obligingly followed the march of science by listing no fewer than seven categories of dementia: mania, melancholia, monomania, paresis, dementia (again), dipsomania, and epilepsy.
She also had a tendency to dipsomania, and as was to be expected (my parents were good bourgeois), they opposed the relationship.
12) By rehearsing this outcome, which the conclusion proves wrong, s/he reiterates prevailing middle-class assumptions about laborers--namely, that most if not all eventually succumbed to (or indulged in) dipsomania.
His dipsomania became violent, and his long-suffering wife left him.
On the positive side, however, Mark Bernier captures Leopold's gone-to-seed dipsomania, while Tim Marks's second chap suggests the dangerous amiability of a latter-day "honest lago.
I would hate to see a new myth of Peirce the Druggie Genius replace the false charges of dipsomania that followed him in his lifetime.
Originally a lawyer, Jason III drifts toward dipsomania and spends his time reading and writing satiric Latin verses.
This group included not only "those who have dipsomania, insanity, epilepsy [and] feeblemindedness" but also the syphilitic and tubercular.