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punch–drunk

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adjective \ˈpənch-ˌdrəŋk\

Medical Definition of punch–drunk

  1. :  suffering from brain injury from repeated blows to the head :  affected with or exhibiting chronic traumatic encephalopathy <An American doctor, Harrison Martland, observed as early as 1928 that boxers who took considerable punishment could become punch-drunk.—Peter Stoler, Time, 1 Oct. 1984>

punch–drunkenness \-ˌdrəŋ-kən-nəs\play noun



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