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one who is addicted to drinking alcoholic beverages; one who advocates the drinking of alcoholic beverages
Word Origin

Arabic al-kuhul ‘powdered antimony’
Historical Examples

By far more frequent than such neutral impulses are the desires, for instance, of the alcoholist.
Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg


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