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Synonyms for drinking

the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

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Gibbs recommends drinking Gatorade for intense, high energy periods of rehearsal or performance.
Tan's colleague Jian-Wei Gu says, "We're not against drinking.
Binge drinking is associated with increased risk of all types of stroke.
The oft-heard line that the increase in the drinking age from 18 to 21 has saved hundreds of lives per year is another good example.
More than 400,000 students report having unprotected sex after drinking, thus increasing their chances for unplanned pregnancies and acquiring HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
In 2003 about one quarter of students surveyed reported binge drinking--five or more drinks on one occasion--during the month before the survey was taken while 19 per cent reported drinking at hazardous levels.
To assess relationships between a woman's drinking habits and the risk that her infant will be small for gestational age, researchers retrospectively analyzed data from 19 states participating in the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System for the years 1996-1999.
The Safe Drinking Water Act amendment of 1996 requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a list of contaminants of public health concern that are known or anticipated to occur in drinking water systems and may require future regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
She rests these broad assertions on her narrower investigation into workers' drinking practices.
To combat the effects of dehydration for competitive and professional athletes, most sports trainers recommend drinking as much as 16 ounces of water two hours before a practice or a competition and again, an hour later.
Encourage voluntary drinking when athletes are hot and thirsty.
We intended 1) to examine differences between the two cultures in sociocultural factors affecting the students' first drinking experience, their drinking levels, and definitions of alcohol use; and 2) to see whether gender, differences in addition to cultural differences, influence the above variables and associations among these variables.
In men who previously had kidney stones, those who refrained from drinking sodas that contained phosphoric acid were less likely to get new stones.