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Drinking is the act of consuming a drink, almost always largely consisting of water. Lack of water in the diet will eventually cause death by dehydration. The sensation caused by dehydration of the body is called thirst[?].

Much of the world's disease is caused by the lack of clean drinking water.

Drinking vessels are a glass and a cup.

The word drinking is in particular used as a euphemism for the consumption of alcoholic beverages, with the word thirst being the corresponding euphemism used by alcoholics for alcoholism.

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