Friday, November 25, 2011
dipsomania noun [dip-suh-MEY-nee-uh] An irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drink.
Definitions for dipsomania
- An irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drink.
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Citations for dipsomania
During his last years he'd become a regular drinking companion of Roosevelt's younger brother, Elliot, whose life was also ended by dipsomania some years later.
What exactly has Mr. Waugh in mind, one would like to know, in making the perhaps too charming young man a dipsomania? Is it no more than that, being himself an unsatisfactory Roman Catholic, Sebastian lacked the will to resist drink?
Origin of dipsomania
Dipsomania literally means crazy thirst from the Greek dips (thirst) and mania (crazy).