dipsomania

(redirected from dipsomaniacs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

dipsomania

a compulsive desire to drink alcoholic beverages
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In 1901, the Massachusetts legislature amended the commitment laws to commit only male dipsomaniacs to MHDI--females would be committed to lunatic hospitals.
Army, Alcoholics Anonymous and The Indianapolis Colts have all employed insights into how we humans form habits to, by turns, make workplaces safer, stanch violent street riots in Iraq, produce championship-caliber football teams and enable dipsomaniacs to sober up and reconstruct shattered lives.
Some of the local Mercer County artists with albums in the book include the Dipsomaniacs, Successful Failures, Cryptkeeper Five, Keith Monacchio, Frank Thewes, Anthony D'Amato, Lisa Bouchelle, Sean Cox, Amfibian, and The Commons.
New opportunities in the West for fat dipsomaniacs who never turn off the telly and love Top Gear and travel agents.
The dipsomaniacs that returned late into the night from their pubs and made their customary urinovomitive halt in the sheltering murk of Sergeant Levarda sometimes found themselves with their noses against the window beyond which kaleidoscopic shapes were twisting and spinning and wobbling, rhodochrosite crystals that liqueified into throbbing exotic flowers sprouting lanceolate protuberances, quills that multiplied like a porcupine's, swords that blunted into milestones, into Gaelic cairns, then they rounded into seeds, swelled into colored drupes, into ink-blue blastulae, then into indigo morulae, so that in the end it all coalesced into one single large zygote of fluorescent plasma, hovering in the dark as if in a black hole.