: suffering cerebral injury typically marked by mental confusion, incoordination, and slurred speech and usually resulting from minute brain hemorrhages caused by repeated head blows in boxing
Origin of PUNCH-DRUNK 2punch
First Known Use: 1918
Related to PUNCH-DRUNK Synonyms addle, addled, addlepated, bedeviled, befogged, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, bushed [ chiefly Australian], confounded, confused, dazed, distracted, dopey ( also dopy), fogged, mixed-up, muddleheaded, muzzy, pixilated ( also pixillated), punch-drunk, punchy, raddled, shell-shocked, silly, slaphappy, spaced-out ( or spaced), spacey ( also spacy), stunned, stupefied, zonked, zonked-out Antonyms clearheaded, unconfused punch–drunk adjective \ ˈpənch- ˌdrəŋk\ (Medical Dictionary)
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