drunk

Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past participle of drink

drunk

adjective
\ ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce drunk (audio) \

Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : 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

drunk

noun

Definition of drunk (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of drunk in a Sentence

Adjective I don't like being around drunk people. She was so drunk that she could barely walk. I was drunk and couldn't think straight. We got drunk on wine. Noun you can't trust anything that old drunk says after a weeklong drunk he was unable to remember anything See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Traditionally, mezcal was drunk during special occasions or religious rituals. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, 3 May 2022 Bekman said the jury's verdict sends a message that being drunk does not excuse violent behavior. CBS News, 3 May 2022 The caller, who believed the driver may be drunk, was behind it heading south on Columbia, but was stopped at the Sprague Road light. cleveland, 29 Apr. 2022 Two-thirds of 137 participants in the Phase 2 trial received AMX0035, a bitter-tasting powder mixed with water to be drunk or ingested through a feeding tube twice daily. New York Times, 30 Mar. 2022 An 18-year-old was arrested and charged with drunk driving. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 23 Apr. 2022 The photo released of a sick P-22 looks a bit like a mugshot of an actor arrested for drunk driving: the once-handsome face frazzled, the eyes bleary and sagging. Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 The states made laws to curb drunk driving, and programs sprung up to educate students about how drunkenness can lead to every kind of violence. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, 19 Apr. 2022 For that to happen, Ponsetto must abide by the terms of her probation for a separate drunk driving and resisting arrest case in her home state for two years, continue to receive counseling and have no further arrests. Michael R. Sisak, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On average, 28 people are killed in drunk-driving crashes every day in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 An outspoken conservative of the 1970s, Martha Mitchell was characterized as a brash, crazy drunk with a wild imagination. Kellie B. Gormly, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Apr. 2022 The man had stumbled into the bar drunk and carrying a tumbler of alcohol. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 1 Apr. 2022 For an actor, there’s an obvious showboat appeal to playing a serious out-of-control drunk. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 25 Mar. 2022 What could be better for an aspiring writer — or a budding drunk? New York Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Consuming too much tea can make one relax and feel light-headed: tea drunk. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 22 Mar. 2022 Allen's surprise appearance comes approximately 13 months after Wallen was caught on video drunk and using a racial slur. Cindy Watts, PEOPLE.com, 17 Mar. 2022 Our Christmas tree may slump to one side or the other, like a drunk at a holiday party or an old person tired of standing for weeks on one limb. Beth Thames | Bethmthames@gmail.com, al, 28 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of drunk

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for drunk

Adjective

Middle English drunke, alteration of drunken

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drunk

Kids Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past participle of drink

drunk

adjective
\ ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce drunk (audio) \
drunker; drunkest

Kids Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 3)

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

drunk

noun

Kids Definition of drunk (Entry 3 of 3)

drunk

Medical Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past part of drink

drunk

adjective
\ ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce drunk (audio) \

Medical Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 3)

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

drunk

noun

Medical Definition of drunk (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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