American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Related to or resulting from alcohol.
- adj. Containing or preserved in alcohol.
- adj. Suffering from alcoholism.
- n. A person who drinks alcoholic substances habitually and to excess or who suffers from alcoholism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of alcohol.
- Containing or using alcohol: as, an alcoholic thermometer.
- n. One who indulges to excess in alcoholic beverages, or who is suffering from the systemic effects of alcohol.
- n. A remedy the chief therapeutic value of which depends upon the presence of alcohol.
- n. A person addicted to alcohol.
- n. One who abuses alcohol.
- adj. Of or pertaining to alcohol.
- adj. Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities; derived from, or caused by, alcohol; containing alcohol
- n. A person given to the use of alcoholic liquors.
- n. Alcoholic liquors.
- adj. addicted to alcohol
- adj. characteristic of or containing alcohol
- n. a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
- First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic (Wiktionary)
“When doctors use the term alcoholic liver disease, they are referring to a specific disease process that is made up of four distinct, advancing stages of liver damage, beginning with something called fatty liver and, if unchecked, progressing to inflammation of the liver, or alcoholic hepatitis.”
“We stated at the beginning of our Memoir of 1860 that: "We apply the term alcoholic to that fermentation which sugar undergoes under the influence of the ferment known as BEER YEAST.”
“We stated at the beginning of our Memoir of 1860 that: We apply the term alcoholic to that fermentation which sugar undergoes under the influence of the ferment known as beer yeast.”
“Then why does the word "alcoholic" imply negativity?”
“Munny, a recovering alcoholic, is now about to become the monster he once was – the man who killed women, children and everything that walks or crawled at one time or another.”
“Private-label alcoholic beverages made up less than 1% of alcohol sales in the retail outlets tracked by Nielsen last year, while store brands accounted for 17% of all items sold.”
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“Itis a form of alcohol, C2H5OH, found in alcoholic beverages and also used as an additive in gasoline to produce gasohol.”
“The opinion of a twice convicted underage alcoholic, is worthless.”
“After his release from the psychiatric ward, he becomes a drug addict and alcoholic, is on the verge of madness, and wanders in the Hospital from time to time thinking he is still a surgeon, and the Staff is accustomed to this and tells him gently to go home.”
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