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Adjective: alcoholic  ,al-ku'hó-lik
  1. Characteristic of or containing alcohol
    "alcoholic drinks"
  2. Addicted to alcohol
    "alcoholic expatriates in Paris";
    - alcohol-dependent
Noun: alcoholic  ,al-ku'hó-lik
  1. A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    - alky, dipsomaniac, boozer, lush [N. Amer], soaker, souse, alkie, dipso

Derived forms: alcoholics

See also: addicted, dry, hard, intoxicant, intoxicating, spiritous, spirituous, strong, wet

Type of: drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, tosspot, wino

Antonym: nonalcoholic

Encyclopedia: Alcoholic