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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: dipsa 'feeling of wanting a drink' + English maniac

dipsomaniac

noun
     
Related topics: Drink, Psychology, Psychiatry
dip‧so‧ma‧ni‧ac [countable] British English old-fashioned
DFDMP someone who has a very strong desire for alcohol, which they cannot control [= alcoholic]

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