Definition of alcoholism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈælkəhɒlɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈælkəhɔːlɪzəm//
, NAmE//ˈælkəhɑːlɪzəm//
[uncountable] Addiction
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the medical condition caused by drinking too much alcohol regularly Three people in the family suffer from alcoholism. See related entries: Addiction
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: alcoholism