drunken

[ druhng-kuhn ]
/ ˈdrʌŋ kən /

adjective

intoxicated; drunk.
given to drunkenness.
pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication: a drunken quarrel.

Origin of drunken

variant of drunk adj. and past participle

Related forms

drunk·en·ly, adverbdrunk·en·ness, nounhalf-drunk·en, adjectiveun·drunk·en, adjective

Usage note

See drunk.
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British Dictionary definitions for drunkenness

drunken

/ (ˈdrʌŋkən) /

adjective

intoxicated with or as if with alcohol
frequently or habitually drunk
(prenominal) caused by or relating to alcoholic intoxicationa drunken brawl

Derived Forms

drunkenly, adverbdrunkenness, noun
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Medicine definitions for drunkenness

drunkenness

[ drŭngkə-nĭs ]

n.

The condition of being delirious with or as if with alcohol; intoxication.
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