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coalcoholic

Pronunciation: ko'al-ko-hol'ik

Definition:

  1. The person(s) who enables an alcoholic by assuming responsibilities on the alcoholic's behalf, minimizing or denying the problem drinking, or making amends for the alcoholic's behavior.
  2. Pertaining to the coalcoholic or to coalcoholism.

See Also: splinting

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