• WordNet 3.6
    • n alcoholism an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
    • n alcoholism habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excesseive use of alcohol
    • n Alcoholism (Med) A diseased condition of the system, brought about by the continued use of alcoholic liquors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cocaine works in a totally different way from narcotics such as morphine or heroin. Heroin works on receptor sites in the brain which are stimulated by the drug to produce pain-relieving and mood-enhancing chemicals. Cocaine on the other hand works by stimulating the central nervous system, and like alcohol, is processed through the liver.
    • n alcoholism In pathology, the effects of excessive use of alcoholic drinks. They are distinguished as acute, resulting from the consumption of a large amount of alcoholic drink at once or within a short period, and chronic, resulting from its habitual consumption in smaller quantities.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Johnny Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol.
    • n Alcoholism a term employed to denote the symptoms of disease produced by alcoholic poisoning
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  • Raymond Chandler
    “Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”
  • Finley Peter Dunne
    “Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.”
  • Marguerite Duras
    “No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.”
  • Marguerite Duras
    “Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.”
  • Harold S. Geneen
    “The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. alcoolisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar. al-koh'lal, the, koh'l, fine powder of antimony used in the East to stain the eyelids.


In literature:

Putting glasses on children without changing causal conditions is like giving alcohol to consumptives.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Avoid the use of alcohol, coffee, tea, fresh bread, pastries, candies and all improper foods.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Various reasons for this statement will be found under the heading of troubles for which alcohol is prescribed.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The principal constituents of the oil are a terpene, asarol alcohol, another alcohol, and methyl eugenol.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
A chronic alcoholic has a defective germ-plasm, and his children are apt to be defective.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
To you alcohol has never been a million maggots gnawing at every cell of you.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
It is interesting to observe the methods which find favour in some parts of the United States for dealing with the trade in alcoholic liquors.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
Make strong decoction of soap bark, and put into alcohol.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Alcohol has always been a menace to Scotch life, though their fishermen were singularly free from rioting and drunkenness.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
It is not soluble in ether or alcohol.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross

In poetry:

But, so far as I'm concerned,
I may say I've never learned
Whether alcohol, in place,
Benefits the human race.
"The Alcoholic Albatross" by C J Dennis
Philosophy over alcohol
A brother bought from
The taxicab driver
And my mind jumps
At a grasshopper thought
Which is without relations.
"Adumbration" by Norman MacLeod
But showed no trace of alcohol
At the autopsy, privately performed
Tissue preserved the pure mind
Arose toward Newman as the whiskey warmed.
"'Siena Mi Fe'; Disfecemi Maremma'" by Ezra Pound
There are, maybe, some suspicions
Of an alcoholic presence . . .
'Tak' a sup of this, my wumman!' . . .
New Year comes but once a twelvemonth.
"Interlude" by William Ernest Henley
The jaguar touches the leaves
with his phosphorous absence,
the puma speeds to his covert
in the blaze of his hungers,
his eyeballs, a jungle of alcohol,
burn in his head.
"Some Beasts" by Pablo Neruda
When I couldn't do without alcohol, I drove myself on alcohol,
When I couldn't do without cigarettes and coffee, I drove myself
On cigarettes and coffee.
I was courageous. Industrious. Nearly a model of virtue.
But that is good for nothing.
"I Sleep a Lot" by Czeslaw Milosz

In news:

Falling Sky Brewing pairs its lively session beers — lower alcohol, less bitterness , plenty of flavor — with creative fare.
Bitters are alcoholic beverages flavored with herbs and get their name from their strong, bitter taste.
The Black Spot on Ocean Street in Hyannis was among 22 establishments that sell alcohol to be charged with selling to a minor in a series of Barnstable police sting operations this summer.
Stop by Frida Bistro for Margarita Monday-even non-drinkers will find something to ease the pain with their new selection of non-alcoholic cocktails.
After Julie met Guido one evening earlier this summer, he plied her with alcohol and then forcefully sodomized her.
These people smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and live the kind of lives that cannot be mentioned around decent members of society.
Credit Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.
Indiana's Blue Laws Means No Alcohol Sales on New Year's Eve.
If you want to ring in the New Year with alcohol, make a resolution to plan ahead.
Despite the Repeal of Prohibition 75 years ago this month, a handful of states across the country continue to suffer from Prohibition-era attitudes about alcohol, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
Operators of locally based Western-style burger restaurant chain Boll Weevil plan to open a new location in Santee, according to a filing with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Police arrested 18 teenagers they say were drinking at a party Saturday night near Bonney Lake, at a house containing nothing but alcohol and a beer pong table.
Werner Rast will spend 18 months on probation, but he must pay 10 thousand dollars in fines and undergo alcohol and other drug assessment with any prescribed treatment and submit a DNA sample.
Attention, designated drivers, those needing a break between alcoholic beverages, and those who generally prefer their evenings to be alcohol-free: Get your sober butt over to Sky Bar.

In science:

Weisenseel P, Prinz JC. Incidental detection of S. pyogenes -DNA in psoriatic skin by PCR. Arch Dermatol Res. 2005 Jun;296(12):573-6. 15856267. Wenk K, Arrington K, Ehrlich A. Psoriasis and non -alcoholic fatty liver disease. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Yale family study of comorbidity of alcoholism and anxiety (YFSCAA).
Generalized score test of homogeneity for mixed effects models
The YFSCAA was conducted to examine the patterns of familial aggregation of alcoholism in the relatives of 115 probands with alcohol dependence compared to those of 147 psychiatric (80 probands with anxiety disorders) and normal controls (67 probands with no history of psychiatric disorders).
Generalized score test of homogeneity for mixed effects models
The p-values for SP and SS are less than 0.0001, providing significant support for familial aggregation and inheritability of alcoholism.
Generalized score test of homogeneity for mixed effects models
Kathleen Merikangas for making her alcoholism data set available to us.
Generalized score test of homogeneity for mixed effects models