8. Alcohol


See also 39. BEER ; 158. FERMENTATION ; 421. WINE .

absinthism
an addiction to absinthe, a liqueur flavored with the narcotic wormwood, Artemisia absinthium. absinthial, absinthian, adj.
abstinence
a voluntary and habitual self-deprivation, especially from alcoholic beverages. — abstinent, adj.
alcoholism
1. an addiction to alcohol, especially involving compulsive, excessive consumption.
2. the pathological effects of such overindulgence. — alcoholic, n.
alcoholomania
an obsession with alcohol.
alcoholphilia
an excessive liking for alcoholic beverages. — alcoholphile, n.
antialcoholism
the state or doctrine of opposition to the excessive consumption of liquor. — antialcoholic, n., adj.
bacchanalianism
1. a devotion to drunken revelry and carousal in honor of Bacchus.
2. a dedication to such behavior on other occasions. — bacchanalian, n., adj.
bibacity
the state of being given to excessive drinking of alcohol. — bibacious, adj.
bibulosity
excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages. — bibulous, adj.
compotation
drinking together, usually to excess.
compotator
a drinking companion.
crapulency, crapulence
excessive indulgence in food or drink.
dipsomania
an insatiable craving for alcohol; chronic drunkenness. — dipsomaniac, n . — dipsomaniacal, adj.
dipsophobia
an abnormal fear of drinking. — dipsophobe, n .
drunkometer
a device for measuring the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream, usually from the breath. Also called breathalyzer.
ebriety
intoxication or inebriation, whether regarded as the condition, the process, or the habit.
ebriosity
drunkenness or intoxication from alcohol, especially as a habitual state.
fermentology
a science that deals with ferments and fermentation, especially those concerned with the production of alcoholic beverages. — fermentologist, n.
inebriety
drunkenness.
insobriety
the opposite of sobriety; inebriation.
libation
Jocular. an alcoholic beverage.
mixology
skill in the mixing of alcoholic drinks. — mixologist, n.
nephalism
an adherence to the tenets of teetotalism. — nephalist, n., adj. nephalistic, adj.
orgy
1. In ancient Greece or Rome. a wild celebration in honor of certain gods.
2. riotous merrymaking, especially with excessive indulgence in sex, alcohol, and drugs. — orgiast, n. orgiastic, adj.
polydipsia
extreme thirst; an abnormal and continuous craving for drink.
potation
1. excessive drinking of alcohol.
2. an alcoholic drink. See also 168. FOOD and NUTRITION .
potomania
1. an excessive tendency to drink alcoholic beverages.
2. Also called tromomania . delirium tremens.
prohibitionism
1. the principles governing the forbidding by law of the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages.
2. the interdiction itself. — prohibitionist, n . — Prohibition, n .
Rechabite
a member of the Independent Order of Rechabites, a secret society devoted to total abstention from intoxicating liquors, founded in England in 1835.
teetotalism
the principle or conscious practice of complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Also called total abstinence . — teetotaler, n .
tromomania
delirium tremens. Also called potomania .
Volsteadism
the theory or practice of prohibitionism; after the Volstead Act, which implemented U.S. prohibition, introduced by Andrew J. Volstead.
Washingtonian
a member of the Washingtonian Society, a temperance society founded in the United States in 1843.

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