dipso-, -dipsia, -dipsy, -dipsias +

(Greek: thirst, thirsty [toward "drink"])

adipsia (s) (noun), adipsias (pl)
1. The abnormal absence of thirst: Adrian was told that his lack of a desire to drink fluids, even when his body was low on water was diagnosed as adipsia which was resulting in an excess amount of salt in his body.
2. An abnormal avoidance of drinking: As people age, they have a tendency to have adipsia and so they are less likely to notice their thirst and may not drink sufficient fluids when they are needed.
adipsous
Serving to quench thirst; such as, a food or beverage.
adipsy
The absence of thirst.
anadipsia
Extreme thirst or intense thirst which refers to a sensation, often located in the mouth and throat, associated with a craving for drink that is ordinarily interpreted as a desire for water.
anadipsic
A descriptive word for excessive thirst usually of water.
dipsesis
Thirst; being thirsty.
dipsetic
2. Marked by a feeling of thirst.
2. Pertaining to or characterized by thirst.
dipsia
Thirst or being thirsty.

Dipsia is often used as a combining form that indicates conditions associated with thirst or the ingestion of fluids.

dipsogen
An agent that induces or produces a thirst.
dipsogenic
Producing or inducing thirst.
dipsomania
1. The pathological excessive use of of alcohol.
2. Periodic drinking bouts.
3. A morbid and insatiable craving for alcohol.

Also applied to persistent drunkenness; alcoholism.

dipsomaniac (s) (noun), dipsomaniacs (pl)
Someone who has a pathological and uncontrollable craving for alcoholic drinks: Karl's brother was arrested by the police recently because, as a dipsomaniac, he was driving his car and he ran into another vehicle.
Someone who has a morbid and often uncontrollable desire to drink alcohol.
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dipsomanophobia
An intense fear or hatred of drinking, especially alcoholic beverages because of the dread of becoming an uncontrollable alcoholic.
dipsopathy
Alcoholism; any diseased condition resulting from excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.
dipsophobia
A pathological fear of alcohol consumption; usually, based on a fear of becoming an uncontrollable alcoholic.

Related "drink" units: bib-; haust-; nectar-; poto-.