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alcoholic

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The old Quaker was right: "I expect to pass through life but once. If there is any kindness, or any good thing I can do to my fellow beings, let me do it now. I shall pass this way but once. "
W. C. Gannett
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English

Etymology

First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
alcoholic

Plural
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  1. A person addicted to alcohol.
    Don't you know you've got your daddy's eyes
    Daddy was an alcoholic - Starsailor - Alcoholic
  2. One who abuses alcohol.

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Adjective

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Positive
alcoholic

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  1. Of or pertaining to alcohol.
  2. Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.
    alcoholic beverage
  3. Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism

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