Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An insatiable desire for wine or other intoxicating liquors; dipsomania.
  • noun Same as delirium tremens (which see, under delirium).

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

  • noun Delirium tremens.
  • noun Dipsomania.

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  • noun dipsomania

Etymologies

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oeno- + -mania, from Ancient Greek: οἶνος (oinos, "wine") combined with μανία (mania, "insanity").

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  • Obsession or craze for wine. (from Phrontistery)

    May 24, 2008