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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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The dipsomaniacs that returned late into the night from their pubs and made their customary urinovomitive halt in the sheltering murk of Sergeant Levarda sometimes found themselves with their noses against the window beyond which kaleidoscopic shapes were twisting and spinning and wobbling, rhodochrosite crystals that liqueified into throbbing exotic flowers sprouting lanceolate protuberances, quills that multiplied like a porcupine's, swords that blunted into milestones, into Gaelic cairns, then they rounded into seeds, swelled into colored drupes, into ink-blue blastulae, then into indigo morulae, so that in the end it all coalesced into one single large zygote of fluorescent plasma, hovering in the dark as if in a black hole.
Roedd yn arfer bod yn ganwr gyda'r grwp Dipsomaniacs Ei uchelgais oedd bod yn feddyg - does ryfedd felly iddo fachu ar y cyfle i actio yn Holby City yn ddiweddar
only, to use the quaint label of yore, dipsomaniacs in various stages of disease, committed, to a greater or lesser degree, to the constant acceptance of the only known "cure" for their condition: abstinence.
It's a privately-owned, family-run establishment, and working there is akin to being part of a big, extended family of dipsomaniacs.
They have repeatedly forgiven some of their more valuable dipsomaniacs for brawling in nightclubs, taxis and anywhere else that took their drink- befuddled fancy, but Bosnich's lapse, we're asked to believe, was an intolerable affront to their code of chemical rectitude.
For those of you who are not raging dipsomaniacs, the Cork region, nestling on the south-western coast of Ireland, has plenty more to offer.
New opportunities in the West for fat dipsomaniacs who never turn off the telly and love Top Gear and travel agents.
For them the cocktail was a way of disguising the foul flavour of the dubious moonshine brewed up by red nosed dipsomaniacs to rebel against the anti-alcohol laws in 1920s America.
Not only do we have two Santas this year instead of the usual one -both dipsomaniacs judging by the colour of their noses -but the inevitable squiggly thing that could possibly be holly leaves has been joined by two stars and an owl in a bobble hat.
The Yorkshire slow left-arm bowler's notoriety is such that he is included under the section entitled 15 Historical Dipsomaniacs.
Among those performing at St David's during the first week in August are Big Leaves, Toe Gwydr, Anweledig, Melys, Zabrinski, Tystion, Pep Le Pew, Bryn Fn, Gwacamoli, Maharishi, Estella, Something Personal, Texas Radio Band, Gogz, Llwybr Llaethog, Doli, Paccino, Cerrig Melys, Alcatraz, Baswca, Quidest, John Lawrence, Bysedd Melys, Dau Cefn, Ffynci Nell, Johnny Panic, Carlotta, Gabrielle Twentyfive, Skep, Cint, Del-Em Dipsomaniacs, Mwsog and Ashokan.