drunken


drunk·en

adjective \ˈdrəŋ-kən\

: drunk or often becoming drunk

: caused by drinking too much alcohol

: involving people who are drunk

Full Definition of DRUNKEN

1
:  drunk 1 <a drunken driver>
2
obsolete :  saturated with liquid
3
a :  given to habitual excessive use of alcohol
b :  of, relating to, or characterized by intoxication <they come from … broken homes, drunken homes — P. B. Gilliam>
c :  resulting from or as if from intoxication <a drunken brawl>
4
:  unsteady or lurching as if from alcoholic intoxication
drunk·en·ly adverb
drunk·en·ness \-kən-nəs\ noun

Examples of DRUNKEN

  1. The streets were filled with drunken revelers on New Year's Eve.
  2. He lives in an apartment with his drunken mother.
  3. He fell into a drunken stupor.
  4. A drunken brawl broke out at the bar.

Origin of DRUNKEN

Middle English, from Old English druncen, from past participle of drincan to drink
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to DRUNKEN

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms

controlled, flake, herb, key, sodden

Rhymes with DRUNKEN

drunk·en

adjective \ˈdrəŋ-kən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DRUNKEN

1
: drunk 1 <a drunken driver>
2
a : given to habitual excessive use of alcohol b : of, relating to, or characterized by intoxication <drunken parties> c : resulting from or as if from intoxication <a drunken stupor>
drunk·en·ly adverb
drunk·en·ness \-kən-nəs\ noun

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