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alcoholic al·co·hol·ic (āl'kə-hô'lĭk)

  1. Related to or resulting from alcohol.

  2. Containing or preserved in alcohol.

  3. Suffering from alcoholism.

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