from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Related to or resulting from alcohol.
  • adjective Containing or preserved in alcohol.
  • adjective Suffering from alcoholism.
  • noun A person who drinks alcoholic substances habitually and to excess or who suffers from alcoholism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of alcohol.
  • Containing or using alcohol: as, an alcoholic thermometer.
  • noun One who indulges to excess in alcoholic beverages, or who is suffering from the systemic effects of alcohol.
  • noun A remedy the chief therapeutic value of which depends upon the presence of alcohol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person given to the use of alcoholic liquors.
  • noun Alcoholic liquors.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities; derived from, or caused by, alcohol; containing alcohol

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person addicted to alcohol.
  • noun One who abuses alcohol.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to alcohol.
  • adjective Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.
  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective addicted to alcohol
  • adjective characteristic of or containing alcohol
  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic



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