of, relating to, or of the nature of .
containing or using .
caused by .
suffering from .
preserved in .
Pathology. a person suffering from .
a person addicted to intoxicating drinks.
Contemporary Examples

Or that Dunn and a friend called the boy “an alcoholic” after they made him down the beer?
Lights, Camera, Cocktails Brody Brown October 21, 2011

With support from Western countries, smuggling gangs send insured and guaranteed shipments of alcoholic beverages into Iran.
Death Sentence Marks Latest Battle in Iran’s Culture War Omid Memarian June 26, 2012

Abandoned by an alcoholic father, he served in the Air Force and discovered martial arts while stationed in Korea.
Chuck Norris Turns 70 Sean Macaulay December 5, 2009

He spoke to an alcoholic and kept him in the air-conditioned waiting room until I could help him detox.
Dr. Oz: ER Was My Other Med School Dr. Mehmet Oz March 11, 2009

Especially if one enjoys an alcoholic beverage with food, like I do, like he does.
Lights, Camera, Cocktails Brody Brown August 18, 2011

Historical Examples

It is specially important for an alcoholic to learn that at a certain point society will have had enough of him.
Habits that Handicap Charles B. Towns

An alcoholic reek like that from old brandy casks issued from his mouth.
L’Assommoir Emile Zola

The alcoholic extracts are then united, the alcohol distilled off, and the residue filtered.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

Do not drink beer or whisky, or any other alcoholic liquors.
The Automobile Storage Battery O. A. Witte

Of the three chief by-products of alcoholic fermentation, only glycerol remains at present referable directly to the sugar.
Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden

a person affected by alcoholism
of, relating to, containing, or resulting from alcohol

1790, “of or pertaining to alcohol;” see alcohol + -ic. Meaning “caused by drunkenness” is attested by 1872; meaning “habitually drunk” by 1910. Noun sense of “one who is addicted to drinking in excess, chronic drunkard, old rounder” is recorded from 1891; earlier alcoholist (1888). Alcoholics Anonymous founded 1935 in Akron, Ohio, U.S. Alky is first recorded 1844 as a slang shortening of “alcoholic liquor;” 1960 in the sense of “a drunkard.”

alcoholic al·co·hol·ic (āl’kə-hô’lĭk)

Related to or resulting from alcohol.

Containing or preserved in alcohol.

Suffering from alcoholism.

A person who drinks alcoholic substances habitually and to excess or who suffers from alcoholism.


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