alcoholic
1. Relating to, containing, or produced by alcohol. 2. One who suffers from alcoholism. 3. One who abuses or is dependent upon alcohol.

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al·co·hol·ic .al-kə-'hȯl-ik, -'häl- adj
1 a) of, relating to, or caused by alcohol <\alcoholic hepatitis>
b) containing alcohol
2) affected with alcoholism
al·co·hol·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
alcoholic n one affected with alcoholism

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al·co·hol·ic (al″kə-holґik) 1. pertaining to or containing alcohol. 2. a person suffering from alcoholism (q.v.).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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