- an irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drink.
Origin of dipsomania
Related Words for dipsomaniaintoxication, drinking, crapulence, insobriety, inebriation, intemperance, alcoholism, boozing, dipsomania, inebriety, addiction, drunkenness, habit, vinosity
Examples from the Web for dipsomania
Historical Examples of dipsomania
It's best not to be too intelligent about insanity and dipsomania and all the other hereditary details.Dear Enemy
Then I remembered our enthusiasm over the Palace of Dipsomania.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
It is, however, as an authority on dipsomania that he is best known.The Quiver, 2/1900
From this it is but a step to dipsomania, which can often be cured.Psychical Miscellanea
J. Arthur Hill
They may show themselves in periodical acts, as in dipsomania.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
- a compulsive desire to drink alcoholic beverages
Word Origin for dipsomania
1843, "morbid craving for alcohol," coined in medical Latin from Greek dipsa "thirst" (of unknown origin) + mania.
- An insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages.