drunken

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adjective drunk·en \ˈdrəŋ-kən\

Definition of drunken

  1. 1 :  drunk 1 <a drunken driver>

  2. 2 obsolete :  saturated with liquid

  3. 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. 4 :  unsteady or lurching as if from alcoholic intoxication

drunkenly

adverb

drunkenness

play \-kən-nəs\ noun

Examples of drunken in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of drunken

Middle English, from Old English druncen, from past participle of drincan to drink


First Known Use: before 12th century

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DRUNKEN Defined for English Language Learners

drunken

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adjective drunk·en \ˈdrəŋ-kən\

Definition of drunken for English Language Learners

  • : drunk or often becoming drunk

  • : caused by drinking too much alcohol

  • : involving people who are drunk


DRUNKEN Defined for Kids

drunken

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adjective drunk·en \ˈdrəŋ-kən\

Definition of drunken for Students

  1. 1 :  2drunk 1

  2. 2 :  resulting from being drunk <a drunken sleep>

drunkenly

adverb

drunkenness

noun

Medical Dictionary

drunken

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adjective drunk·en \ˈdrəŋ-kən\

Medical Definition of drunken

  1. 1:  drunk 1 <a drunken driver>

  2. 2a:  given to habitual excessive use of alcoholb:  of, relating to, or characterized by intoxication <drunken parties>c:  resulting from or as if from intoxication <a drunken stupor>

drunkenly

adverb

drunkenness

\-kən-nəs\play noun


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