alcohol use disorder

[ al-kuh-hawl yoos dis-awr-der, ‐hol ]
/ ˈæl kəˌhɔl ˌyus ˌdɪsˈɔr dər, ‐ˌhɒl /

noun Pathology, Psychiatry.

a chronic relapsing disorder characterized by alcohol abuse or dependence, as compulsive use of alcoholic beverages, the development of physical or psychological symptoms upon reducing or ceasing intake, and decreased ability to function socially and professionally. Abbreviation: AUD

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Origin of alcohol use disorder

First recorded in 1975–80

Words nearby alcohol use disorder

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