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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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For five and a half years I have dribbled words all over this column like a dipsomaniac would spill beer, wine, and then someone else's spirits.
Simon Wilding portrayed Magnifico as a greasy dipsomaniac, pulling bottles from his clothes like a conjuror and actually behaving rather unpleasantly.
Another example is when the dipsomaniac Venichka is sitting in a restaurant in the morning, suffering because he cannot get any spirits.
Now we're all agreed that we're not going to vote for dipsomaniac knicker-boiler Kate, I thought I'd move on to another moron who richly deserves to walk away from Halfwit House empty handed.
Four Scottish Dances Opus 59 (Malcolm Arnold) were given spirited readings of which a superbly dipsomaniac bassoon solo was a splendid feature.
The latter locales include a rehab center where he's attacked by a nympho dipsomaniac (Latin American soap star Margarita Rosa de Francisco) and a squat he shares with Leguizamo's porn photog.
Not as strict or old-fashioned as I felt taking a 10-year-old to watch a dipsomaniac dad letch-ing after the au pair.
Just how futile it now seems to have beaten a crumbling, gangster infested, hard-up country led by a dipsomaniac to land on another planet goes without explanation.
Clad in the scantiest of panties, this barely concealed bumwas plastered over a huge advertising hoarding that spannedthe road, effectivelyherding in the dipsomaniac hordes.
17 opening, while "Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway" ushers the dipsomaniac duo into the Helen Hayes for a limited run, opening Aug.
It does offer one significant reward in Mireille Enos, who follows her fragile dipsomaniac Honey in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
As a result we had a table covered with glasses and bottles - a little dipsomaniac.