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Princeton's WordNet

  1. besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wetadjective

    very drunk

Wiktionary

  1. besottedadjective

    infatuated

  2. besottedadjective

    intellectually or morally blinded

  3. besottedadjective

    intoxicated

Wikipedia

  1. besotted

    Alcohol intoxication, also known as alcohol poisoning, commonly described as drunkenness or inebriation, is the negative behavior and physical effects caused by a recent consumption of alcohol. In addition to the toxicity of ethanol, the main psychoactive component of alcoholic beverages, other physiological symptoms may arise from the activity of acetaldehyde, a metabolite of alcohol. These effects may not arise until hours after ingestion and may contribute to the condition colloquially known as a hangover. Symptoms of intoxication at lower doses may include mild sedation and poor coordination. At higher doses, there may be slurred speech, trouble walking, and vomiting. Extreme doses may result in a respiratory depression, coma, or death. Complications may include seizures, aspiration pneumonia, injuries including suicide, and low blood sugar. Alcohol intoxication can lead to alcohol-related crime with perpetrators more likely to be intoxicated than victims.Alcohol intoxication typically begins after two or more alcoholic drinks. Risk factors include a social situation where heavy drinking is common and a person having an impulsive personality. Diagnosis is usually based on the history of events and physical examination. Verification of events by witnesses may be useful. Legally, alcohol intoxication is often defined as a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of greater than 5.4–17.4 mmol/L (25–80 mg/dL or 0.025–0.080%). This can be measured by blood or breath testing. Alcohol is broken down in the human body at a rate of about 3.3 mmol/L (15 mg/dL) per hour, depending on an individual's metabolic rate (metabolism).Management of alcohol intoxication involves supportive care. Typically this includes putting the person in the recovery position, keeping the person warm, and making sure breathing is sufficient. Gastric lavage and activated charcoal have not been found to be useful. Repeated assessments may be required to rule out other potential causes of a person's symptoms.Acute intoxication has been documented throughout history, and alcohol remains one of the world's most widespread recreational drugs. Some religions consider alcohol intoxication to be a sin.

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  1. besotted

    Besotted typically refers to being infatuated, strongly attracted or obsessed with someone or something. It can also denote a state of being heavily intoxicated or drunk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Besotted

    of Besot

  2. Besottedadjective

    made sottish, senseless, or infatuated; characterized by drunken stupidity, or by infatuation; stupefied

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of besotted in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of besotted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of besotted in a Sentence

  1. Robert Burton:

    I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people. They go commonly together.

  2. Robert Maxwell:

    When I met Ghislaine in 1984, she was about 23. I thought she was a lovely girl. I liked her from the start, and she was very shy and very unassuming and not the harlot that she's been portrayed as, she asked me if I would take a series of pictures of her in the studio, a fashion shoot because her father ... you know, doted on her … [he] wanted one of the portraits that I took to put on the Lady Ghislaine yachts. He was totally besotted with Ghislaine. She could do no wrong.

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