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1‘you should moderate your consumption of alcoholic drinks’
intoxicating, inebriating, containing alcohol
strong, hard, potent, stiff
brewed, distilled, fermented
rare spirituous, vinous
1‘he took the crucial step of admitting that he was an alcoholic’
dipsomaniac, drunk, drunkard, hard drinker, heavy drinker, serious drinker, problem drinker, drinker, alcohol-abuser, alcohol addict, person with a drink problem
tippler, sot, toper, inebriate, imbiber
informal boozer, lush, alky, dipso, soak, tosspot, wino, sponge, barfly
US informal juicehead
NZ Australian hophead, metho
vulgar slang pisshead, piss artist
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