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English definition of “drinking”

drinking

noun [U] (ALCOHOL)    /ˈdrɪŋ.kɪŋ/
the activity of drinking alcohol: I've done a lot of drinking since dad died. Drinking and driving is dangerous. The doctor told me to change my drinking habits (= not to drink so much alcohol).Drinking alcohol
(Definition of drinking noun (ALCOHOL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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