Dipsomania
Dipsomania Dip`so*ma"ni*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? thirst + ? mania.] (Med.) A morbid an uncontrollable craving (often periodic) for drink, esp. for alcoholic liquors; also improperly used to denote acute and chronic alcoholism. [1913 Webster]

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  • dipsomanía — f. psiquiat. Impulso irresistible y morboso por el consumo de las bebidas alcohólicas, que se manifiesta de forma periódica e intermitente. Las crisis de dipsomanía suelen suceder después de un período depresivo, de abatimiento y de insomnio, y… …   Diccionario médico

  • dipsomania — I noun acute alcoholism, addictedness, addiction, alcoholic addiction, alcoholism, bibacity, cacoethes, chronic alcoholism, compulsion, crapulence, craving for drink, drunkenness, ebriosity, excessive drinking, excessiveness, inebriation,… …   Law dictionary

  • dipsomania — 1843, morbid craving for alcohol, coined in medical Latin from Gk. dipsa thirst (of unknown origin) + MANIA (Cf. mania) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dipsomania — s. f. Excessiva propensão para beber …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • dipsomanía — sustantivo femenino 1. (no contable) Área: medicina Alcoholismo …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • dipsomanía — (Del gr. δίψα, sed, y manía). f. alcoholismo (ǁ abuso de bebidas alcohólicas) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • dipsomania — ► NOUN ▪ alcoholism. DERIVATIVES dipsomaniac noun. ORIGIN from Greek dipsa thirst …   English terms dictionary

  • dipsomania — [dip΄sə mā′nē ə, dip΄səmān′yə] n. [ModL < Gr dipsa, thirst + MANIA] an abnormal and insatiable craving for alcoholic drink dipsomaniac [dip΄sə mā′nēak΄] n. dipsomaniacal [dip΄səmə nī′ə kəl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Dipsomania — Not to be confused with polydipsia. Dipsomania is a historical term describing a medical condition involving an uncontrollable craving for alcohol. It was used in the 19th century to describe a variety of alcohol related problems, most of which… …   Wikipedia

  • dipsomanía — {{#}}{{LM D13544}}{{〓}} {{SynD13858}} {{[}}dipsomanía{{]}} ‹dip·so·ma·ní·a› {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} Tendencia irresistible al abuso de bebidas alcohólicas: • Para curar la dipsomanía hay que tener mucha fuerza de voluntad.{{○}}… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

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