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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He seems to have won Malcolm's confidence and managed a remarkable cure of his dipsomania.
The view of modern scholarship is that Griswold deliberately exaggerated Poe's neurotic debility and hereditary dipsomania in order to invest him with interesting' Satanic and corrupt qualities.