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