Medical Definition of punch–drunk
: 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
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