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drunkenness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drunkenness  \Drunk"en*ness\,  n. 
  1.  The  state  of  being  drunken  with  or  as  with  alcoholic 
  liquor;  intoxication;  inebriety;  --  used  of  the  casual 
  state  or  the  habit. 
 
  The  Lacedemonians  trained  up  their  children  to  hate 
  drunkenness  by  bringing  a  drunken  man  into  their 
  company.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  2.  Disorder  of  the  faculties,  resembling  intoxication  by 
  liquors;  inflammation;  frenzy;  rage. 
 
  Passion  is  the  drunkenness  of  the  mind.  --  South. 
 
  Syn:  Intoxication;  inebriation;  inebriety.  --  {Drunkenness}, 
  {Intoxication},  {Inebriation}.  Drunkenness  refers  more 
  to  the  habit;  intoxication  and  inebriation,  to  specific 
  acts  The  first  two  words  are  extensively  used  in  a 
  figurative  sense  a  person  is  intoxicated  with  success, 
  and  is  drunk  with  joy.  ``This  plan  of  empire  was  not 
  taken  up  in  the  first  intoxication  of  unexpected 
  success.''  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drunkenness 
  n  1:  a  temporary  state  resulting  from  excessive  consumption  of 
  alcohol  [syn:  {inebriation},  {inebriety},  {intoxication}, 
  {tipsiness}]  [ant:  {soberness}] 
  2:  prolonged  and  excessive  intake  of  alcoholic  drinks  leading 
  to  a  breakdown  in  health  and  an  addiction  to  alcohol  such 
  that  abrupt  deprivation  leads  to  severe  withdrawal 
  symptoms  [syn:  {alcoholism},  {alcohol  addiction}] 
  3:  the  act  of  drinking  alcoholic  beverages  to  excess;  "drink 
  was  his  downfall"  [syn:  {drink},  {drinking},  {boozing},  {crapulence}] 




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