[[t]æ̱lkəhɒ̱lɪk, AM -hɔ͟ːl-[/t]]
1) N-COUNT An alcoholic is someone who cannot stop drinking large amounts of alcohol, even when this is making them ill.

He showed great courage by admitting on television that he is an alcoholic.

2) ADJ-GRADED Alcoholic drinks are drinks that contain alcohol.

The serving of alcoholic drinks was forbidden after six o'clock.

...tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages.

English dictionary. 2008.

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