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Definition of "alcohol-dependent" [alcohol-dependent]

  • A person suffering from the disease of alcoholism. (noun)

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Use "alcohol-dependent" in a sentence
  • "The research "represents an important step in understanding how the brain changes when it moves from a normal to an alcohol-dependent state," lead researcher Marisa Roberto, an associate professor at the Scripps Research Institute, said in a Scripps news release."
  • "Several studies of alcohol-dependent patients treated with the drug naltrexone found that those with one variation of an opioid-receptor gene had a significantly lower rate of relapse than those with a different variation."
  • "If you've done any three of these seven, you meet the criteria for alcohol-dependent:"
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