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

 

drinking

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ//
 
[uncountable] Addiction
 
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the act of drinking alcohol Drinking is not advised during pregnancy. There are tough penalties for drinking and driving. new measures aimed at preventing underage drinking the health problems associated with heavy drinking See related entries: Addiction
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drinking