Meaning of “dipsomania” in the English Dictionary

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"dipsomania" in British English

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dipsomanianoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdɪp.səˈmeɪ.ni.ə/ us /ˌdɪp.səˈmeɪ.ni.ə/

Examples from literature

  • It may be a far more remote inheritance that has started the degenerative psychosis that results in either insanity, feeble-mindedness, dipsomania, or "general debility of character." 

(Definition of “dipsomania” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)