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The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in - this is not my agenda.
Pete Coors

Meaning of "alcoholic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALCOHOLIC

alcoholic  [ˌælkəˈhɒlɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALCOHOLIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Alcoholic can act as a noun and an adjective.
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The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ALCOHOLIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

alcoholic

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a broad term for problems with alcohol, and is generally used to mean compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages, usually to the detriment of the drinker's health, personal relationships, and social standing. It is medically considered a disease, specifically an addictive illness. In psychiatry several other terms have been used, specifically "alcohol abuse", "alcohol dependence," and "alcohol use disorder" which have slightly different definitions.[1] Alcohol misuse has the potential to damage almost every organ in the body, including the brain. The cumulative toxic effects of chronic alcohol abuse can cause both medical and psychiatric problems.[2] The American Medical Association considers alcoholism as a disease[3][4]:452 and supports a classification that includes both physical and mental components.[5]:33 The biological mechanisms that cause alcoholism are not well understood. Social environment, stress,[6] mental health, family history, age, ethnic group, and gender all influence the risk for the condition.

Definition of alcoholic in the English dictionary

The definition of alcoholic in the dictionary is a person affected by alcoholism. Other definition of alcoholic is of, relating to, containing, or resulting from alcohol.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALCOHOLIC


anabolic
ˌænəˈbɒlɪk
apostolic
ˌæpəˈstɒlɪk
chocaholic
ˌtʃɒkəˈhɒlɪk
chocoholic
ˌtʃɒkəˈhɒlɪk
colic
ˈkɒlɪk
cytosolic
ˌsaɪtəʊˈsɒlɪk
diastolic
ˌdaɪəˈstɒlɪk
frolic
ˈfrɒlɪk
hydraulic
haɪˈdrɒlɪk
hyperbolic
ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk
melancholic
ˌmɛlənˈkɒlɪk
metabolic
ˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
nonalcoholic
ˌnɒnælkəˈhɒlɪk
parabolic
ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk
phenolic
fɪˈnɒlɪk
sexaholic
ˌsɛksəˈhɒlɪk
shopaholic
ˌʃɒpəˈhɒlɪk
symbolic
sɪmˈbɒlɪk
systolic
sɪˈstɒlɪk
workaholic
ˌwɜːkəˈhɒlɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALCOHOLIC

alco
Alcock
alcohol
alcohol abuse
alcohol abuser
alcohol consumption
alcohol content
alcohol patch
alcohol-free
alcoholically
alcoholicity
Alcoholics Anonymous
alcoholisation
alcoholise
alcoholism
alcoholization
alcoholize
alcoholometer
alcoholometry

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALCOHOLIC

Aeolic
Anglo-Catholic
anti-Catholic
bucolic
catabolic
catholic
eidolic
embolic
Eolic
glycolic
Greek Catholic
Mongolic
non-Catholic
Old Catholic
polyphenolic
Roman Catholic
shambolic
thromboembolic
tweet-a-holic
vitriolic

Synonyms and antonyms of alcoholic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ALCOHOLIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «alcoholic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of alcoholic

Translation of «alcoholic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALCOHOLIC

Find out the translation of alcoholic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of alcoholic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «alcoholic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

含酒精的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alcohólico
570 millions of speakers

English

alcoholic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शराबी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كُحُولي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

алкогольный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alcoólico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মদ্যপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

alcoolisé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Alkohol
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

alkoholisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アルコールの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

알코올의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyandu alkohol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có cồn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मद्यपी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alkollü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alcolico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

alkoholowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

алкогольний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alcoolic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οινοπνευματώδης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

alkoholiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

alkoholhaltig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alkoholholdig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of alcoholic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALCOHOLIC»

The term «alcoholic» is very widely used and occupies the 15.652 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALCOHOLIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «alcoholic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «alcoholic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about alcoholic

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10 QUOTES WITH «ALCOHOLIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word alcoholic.
1
Louie Anderson
I was 10th of 11 kids in an alcoholic, abusive, poor family. We all want things that we can't have. And I found comedy.
2
Chester Bennington
It's not cool to be an alcoholic.
3
Sherwood Boehlert
For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry.
4
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown.
5
Pete Coors
The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in - this is not my agenda.
6
Patrick Duffy
I come from an alcoholic Irish background - I know where I was going! But I met my wife and started to practise Buddhism, which is a levelling experience for me, and there hasn't been a day I've missed in 40 years. I apply it to everything - to my work and relationships. I try to be a compassionate person.
7
Marguerite Duras
When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.
8
Betty Ford
I know I was an alcoholic because I was preoccupied whether alcohol was going to be served or not.
9
Betty Ford
My makeup wasn't smeared, I wasn't disheveled, I behaved politely, and I never finished off a bottle, so how could I be alcoholic?
10
Paul Gascoigne
I had to accept that I was an alcoholic, that was the main thing. I think you've got to. But I try not say that I'm an alcoholic. I prefer to say that it's a disease I've got.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALCOHOLIC»

Discover the use of alcoholic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to alcoholic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic
The child of an alcoholic develops patterns of behavior during childhood which carry over into adult life.
M. D. Bey, R. N. Bey, 2007
2
Handbook of Alcoholic Beverages: Technical, Analytical and ...
The Handbook of Alcoholic Beverages tracks the major fermentation process, and the major chemical, physical and technical processes that accompany the production of the world’s most familiar alcoholic drinks.
Alan J. Buglass, 2011
3
Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?
Identifies "almost alcoholics"--those whose excessive drinking contributes to problems in their lives--and helps readers develop strategies and goals for limiting alcohol use and making informed decisions about possible treatment.
Joseph Nowinski, Robert Doyle, 2012
4
I Can Be Me: A Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents
Through a series of creative exercises and activities children learn about healthy coping strategies and that they are not alone. Eight separate units make this book an ideal companion to counseling or support group sessions.
Dianne S. O'Connor, 2009
5
The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition
"Rorabaugh has written a well thought out and intriguing social history of America's great alcoholic binge that occurred between 1790 and 1830, what he terms 'a key formative period' in our history.
W.J. Rorabaugh, 1979
6
Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind: The Nature of Craving ...
This book offers the first detailed examination of these successful methods. Ludwig has discovered that in most cases a lasting recovery can only begin after certain crucial attitude changes occur.
Arnold M. Ludwig, 1989
7
Understanding the High-functioning Alcoholic: Professional ...
This volume spotlights the thinking of millions of "successful" people who excel in other ways, but remain powerless against and under the control of alcohol.
Sarah Allen Benton, 2009
8
God Is For The Alcoholic
In this revised edition of God Is for the Alcoholic, the reader will find sections on understanding alcoholism, ways to help the alcoholic, and ways the alcoholic can help his or her self. Discover release from the power of alcoholism.
Jerry G. Dunn, 2009
9
My Mama's Waltz
Offers emotional support to women hoping to overcome the trauma of an alcoholic mother, presenting advice on how to live a fulfilling life and furnishing personal case stories of other survivors who have achieved wholeness. Reprint. Tour.
Eleanor Agnew, Sharon Robideaux, 1999
10
The Alcoholic Ironman: A Memoir
The Alcoholic Ironman follows John from his first 5K run to the Lake Placid Ironman in New York.
John Toth, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALCOHOLIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term alcoholic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Blue eyed folks have alcoholic tendencies, study suggests
A team of geneticists at the University of Vermont found that eye color could foretell whether an individual could develop alcoholism or not, ... «Science Times, Jul 15»
2
Kenya declares war on illicit alcoholic brews
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared war on illegally-brewed alcohol, revoking the licenses of many of the nation's bars and ... «Anadolu Agency, Jul 15»
3
Psoriasis linked to non- alcoholic fatty liver disease
The prevalence of psoriasis was significantly greater in subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by a margin of 7% to 4.2%, according to ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
4
Licences for Alcoholic Brands Cancelled in Police Crackdown
Mr Munya said: "The two levels of government have agreed to immediately suspend all second generation alcoholic beverage licences until an ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
5
Sesame Street's Maria Writes About Alcoholic Father
Manzano describes the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and her alcoholic father with "heartache and humor." She writes that it was ... «2paragraphs.com, Jul 15»
6
Alcoholic Capuchin monkeys dressed in children's clothes rescued …
Two diabetic, alcoholic pet monkeys who were dressed in children's clothes and fed on a diet of brandy and coke and sweets have been ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
7
Non-alcoholic choices for all
Bars and restaurants aren't alone in preparing summer drinks: Coffee shops, icecream shops and nutrition shops also are hoping to whip ... «Marietta Times, Jul 15»
8
How Big of an Alcoholic is James Bond?
Have his alcoholic tendencies waned in more recent years? Clearly, this is an important issue that has rattled philosophers and movie buffs ... «BGR, Jul 15»
9
Toast July 4th with alcoholic popsicles
Alcoholic Popsicles: those had to be a thing. Maybe I could just compile a list. After a quick Google search, I not only discovered the term I now ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
10
Carolyn Hax: Readers give advice on household firearms, offensive …
On being the alcoholic who is constantly offered drinks: I just tell people I've already used up my lifetime supply, and they laugh and let it go. «Journal Standard, Jul 15»

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