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Webster 1913 Edition


Alcoholic

Alˊco-hol′ic

(ălˊkō̍-hŏl′ĭk)
,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
alcolique
.]
Of or pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities; derived from, or caused by, alcohol; containing alcohol;
as,
alcoholic
mixtures;
alcoholic
gastritis;
alcoholic
odor.

Alˊco-hol′ic

,
Noun.
1.
A person given to the use of alcoholic liquors.
2.
pl.
Alcoholic liquors.

Webster 1828 Edition


Alcoholic

ALCOHOL'IC

,
Adj.
Pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities.

Definition 2021


alcoholic

alcoholic

See also: alcohòlic and alco-holic

English

Noun

alcoholic (plural alcoholics)

  1. A person addicted to alcohol.
    • Starsailor - Alcoholic
      Don't you know you've got your daddy's eyes
      Daddy was an alcoholic
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, Our banks are out of control”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.
  2. One who abuses alcohol.

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Adjective

alcoholic (comparative more alcoholic, superlative most alcoholic)

  1. Of or pertaining to alcohol.
  2. Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.
    He ordered an alcoholic beverage.
    The oysters were sour, and excessively alcoholic.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism

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Interlingua

Adjective

alcoholic (comparative plus alcoholic, superlative le plus alcoholic)

  1. alcoholic (containing alcohol)