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drunk

Definition of drunk

  • past participle of drink

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drunk

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adjective \ ˈdrəŋk \

Definition of drunk

1 a :having the faculties impaired by alcohol
b :having a level of alcohol in the blood that exceeds a maximum prescribed by law
  • legally drunk
2 :dominated by an intense feeling
  • drunk with rage
3 :relating to, caused by, or characterized by intoxication :drunken
  • drunk driving

Examples of drunk in a Sentence

  1. I don't like being around drunk people.

  2. She was so drunk that she could barely walk.

  3. I was drunk and couldn't think straight.

  4. We got drunk on wine.

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Origin and Etymology of drunk

Middle English drunke, alteration of drunken

drunk Synonyms

Synonyms
besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang], in one's cups, in the bag [slang], three sheets in the wind (or three sheets to the wind), under the influence, under the weather
Antonyms
sober, straight
Related Words
maudlin; beery; befuddled, bleary-eyed, crapulous, dopey (also dopy), rocky, strung out, stupefied; debauched, dissipated, dissolute; alcoholic, bibulous, dipsomaniacal
Near Antonyms
abstemious, abstinent, dry, temperate, teetotal; clearheaded, cool, level, steady

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drunk

noun

Definition of drunk

1 :a period of drinking to intoxication or of being intoxicated
  • a 2-day drunk
2 :one who is drunk; especially :drunkard

Examples of drunk in a Sentence

  1. you can't trust anything that old drunk says

  2. after a weeklong drunk he was unable to remember anything

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First Known Use of drunk

1779

drunk Synonyms

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DRUNK Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective

Definition of drunk for English Language Learners

  • : having drunk so much alcohol that normal actions (such as talking, thinking, and moving) become difficult to do

  • : behaving in an unusual or improper way because of excitement, anger, etc.


drunk

noun

Definition of drunk for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is drunk or who often gets drunk

  • : a period of time when someone drinks too much alcohol


DRUNK Defined for Kids

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drunk

Definition of drunk for Students

  • past participle of drink

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drunk

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adjective \ ˈdrəŋk \

Definition of drunk for Students

drunker; drunkest
1 :being so much under the influence of alcohol that normal thinking and acting become difficult or impossible
2 :controlled by a strong feeling
  • drunk with power

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drunk

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Definition of drunk for Students


Medical Dictionary

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drunk

medical Definition of drunk


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drunk

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adjective \ ˈdrəŋk \

medical Definition of drunk

1 :having the faculties impaired by alcohol
2 :of, relating to, or caused by intoxication :drunken
  • convicted of drunk driving
  • Time

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drunk

noun

medical Definition of drunk

1 :a period of drinking to intoxication or of being intoxicated
2 :one who is drunk; especially :drunkard


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