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drunk Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a chronic drinker
    inebriate; sot; wino; drunkard; rummy.
  2. noun someone who is intoxicated
  3. verb take in liquids
    imbibe; drink.
    • The patient must drink several liters each day
    • The children like to drink soda
  4. verb consume alcohol
    fuddle; booze; drink.
    • We were up drinking all night
  5. verb propose a toast to
    toast; drink; wassail; pledge; salute.
    • Let us toast the birthday girl!
    • Let's drink to the New Year
  6. verb be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
    drink; drink in.
    • The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage
  7. verb drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
    tope; drink.
    • The husband drinks and beats his wife
  8. adjective stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
    intoxicated; inebriated.
    • a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors
    • helplessly inebriated
  9. adjective satellite as if under the influence of alcohol
    • felt intoxicated by her success
    • drunk with excitement

Drunk adjective
OE. dronke, drunke, dronken, drunken, AS. druncen. Orig. the same as drunken, p. p. of drink. See Drink.
  1. Intoxicated with, or as with, strong drink; inebriated; drunken; -- never used attributively, but always predicatively; as, the man is drunk (not, a drunk man).
    Be not drunk with wine, where in is excess. Eph. v. 18.
    Drunk with recent prosperity. Macaulay.
  2. Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
    I will make mine arrows drunk with blood. Deut. xxxii. 42.
Drunk noun
  1. A drunken condition; a spree. Slang

Webster 1913