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Answer for the clue "The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess", 7 letters:
boozing

Alternative clues for the word boozing

Consume alcohol

Word definitions for boozing in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ At this age boozing didn't have much visible effect and he always had a red face anyway. ▪ If lager and lying about, boutiques and boozing , sun and seduction are what turn you on, forget the north.

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
boozing \booz"ing\ n. the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess. Syn: drink, drinking, drunkenness, crapulence.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. The act of drinking heavily. vb. (present participle of booze English)

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall" [syn: drink , drinking , drunkenness , crapulence ]

Usage examples of boozing.

When a solitary boozing session got around to Marx and Christ, Slote knew it was running down.

Standartenfuhrer Blobel, well along in his evening boozing, is poring over his SS maps of the Ukraine while he waits for Greiser to arrive.

Billy Ray continued his off-hours boozing, brawling, and other sundry endeavors.

Afterward, she would remember that the skinny one had a moustache and that they both appeared to have reddish, bizarrely bloated faces, maybe from excessive boozing.

Charley and Linda Bloom and their two kids were the only Milagro representatives at the movie not boozing.

Pinch wasn't about to reveal any of his hideouts, either the boozing kens where he spent his days or the stalling kens where he passed his goods to the brokers.

His impulsive side, normally given to boozing and women, wanted to blurt out the question.

Many picturesque, outback villages got their first taste of tourism not from families driving Fords or Chevrolets, but from clusters of boozing "city boys" on motorcycles.

None of these were terms I looked forward to explaining while surrounded at a remote Sierra campsite by two hundred boozing outlaws.

Many picturesque, outback villages got their first taste of tourism not from families driving Fords or Chevrolets, but from clusters of boozing city boys on motorcycles.

Their world was a vio­lent, boozing limbo between the pits of despair and the Big Rock Candy Mountain.