drinking

[ dring-king ]
/ ˈdrɪŋ kɪŋ /

adjective

suitable or safe to drink: drinking water.
used in drinking: a drinking glass.
addicted to or indulging excessively in alcohol: Is he a drinking man?
of or relating to the act of drinking, especially the drinking of alcohol: a drinking companion.

noun

habitual and excessive consumption of alcohol: His drinking caused him to lose his job.

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Origin of drinking

A Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at drink, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM drinking

un·drink·ing, adjective
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