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drunken


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drink  \Drink\  (dr[i^][ng]k),  v.  i.  [imp.  {Drank}  (dr[a^][ng]k), 
  formerly  {Drunk}  (dr[u^][ng]k);  &  p.  p.  {Drunk},  {Drunken} 
  (-'n);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Drinking}.  Drunken  is  now  rarely 
  used  except  as  a  verbal  adj  in  sense  of  habitually 
  intoxicated;  the  form  drank,  not  infrequently  used  as  a  p. 
  p.,  is  not  so  analogical.]  [AS.  drincan  akin  to  OS  drinkan 
  D.  drinken,  G.  trinken,  Icel.  drekka  Sw  dricka  Dan. 
  drikke  Goth.  drigkan  Cf  {Drench},  {Drunken},  {Drown}.] 
  1.  To  swallow  anything  liquid,  for  quenching  thirst  or  other 
  purpose;  to  imbibe;  to  receive  or  partake  of  as  if  in 
  satisfaction  of  thirst;  as  to  drink  from  a  spring. 
 
  Gird  thyself,  and  serve  me  till  have  eaten  and 
  drunken;  and  afterward  thou  shalt  eat  and  drink. 
  --Luke  xvii. 
  8. 
 
  He  shall  drink  of  the  wrath  the  Almighty.  --Job  xxi. 
  20. 
 
  Drink  of  the  cup  that  can  not  cloy.  --Keble. 
 
  2.  To  quaff  exhilarating  or  intoxicating  liquors,  in 
  merriment  or  feasting;  to  carouse;  to  revel;  hence  to 
  lake  alcoholic  liquors  to  excess;  to  be  intemperate  in  the 
  ?se  of  intoxicating  or  spirituous  liquors;  to  tipple. 
  --Pope. 
 
  And  they  drank,  and  were  merry  with  him  --Gem. 
  xliii.  34. 
 
  Bolingbroke  always  spoke  freely  when  he  had  drunk 
  freely.  --Thackeray. 
 
  {To  drink  to},  to  salute  in  drinking;  to  wish  well  to  in  the 
  act  of  taking  the  cup;  to  pledge  in  drinking. 
 
  I  drink  to  the  general  joy  of  the  whole  table,  And 
  to  our  dear  friend  Banquo  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drunken  \Drunk"en\,  a.  [AS.  druncen,  prop.,  that  has  drunk,  p. 
  p.  of  drincan  taken  as  active.  See  {Drink},  v.  i.,  and  cf 
  {Drunk}.] 
  1.  Overcome  by  strong  drink;  intoxicated  by  or  as  by 
  spirituous  liquor;  inebriated. 
 
  Drunken  men  imagine  everything  turneth  round.  -- 
  Bacon. 
 
  2.  Saturated  with  liquid  or  moisture;  drenched. 
 
  Let  the  earth  be  drunken  with  our  blood.  --  Shak. 
 
  3.  Pertaining  to  or  proceeding  from  intoxication. 
 
  The  drunken  quarrels  of  a  rake.  --  Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drunken 
  adj  :  given  to  or  marked  by  the  consumption  of  alcohol;  "a 
  bibulous  fellow";  "a  bibulous  evening";  "his  boozy 
  drinking  companions";  "thick  boozy  singing";  "a  drunken 
  binge";  "two  drunken  gentleman  holding  each  other  up"; 
  "sottish  behavior"  [syn:  {bibulous},  {boozy},  {sottish}] 




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