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ˈdrʌŋ kəndrunk·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bibulous, boozy, drunken, sottishadjective

    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 gentlemen holding each other up"; "sottish behavior"


  1. drunkenadjective

    Drunk, in the state of intoxication after having drunk an alcoholic beverage

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Drunkenadjective

    Etymology: from drink.

    O monstrous beast! how like a swine he lies!
    Sirs, I will practise on this drunken man. William Shakespeare.

    Drunken men imagine every thing turneth round: they imagine also, that things come upon them; they see not well things afar off; those things that they see near hand, they see out of their place; and sometimes they see things double. Francis Bacon.

    Then let the earth be drunken with our blood. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    When your carters, or your waiting vassals,
    Have done a drunken slaughter, and defac’d
    The precious image of our dear Redeemer,
    You strait are on your knees for pardon, pardon. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    We should for honour take
    The drunken quarrels of a rake. Jonathan Swift.


  1. drunken

    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.


  1. drunken

    Drunken refers to the state of being intoxicated or impaired after consuming alcohol. It's characterized by reduced physical control, impaired judgment, lack of coordination, potential changes in mood, and altered perceptions due to the excessive drinking of alcoholic substances. A drunken person can also exhibit slurred speech and unsteady movement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drunken

    of Drink

  2. Drunkenverb

    overcome by strong drink; intoxicated by, or as by, spirituous liquor; inebriated

  3. Drunkenverb

    saturated with liquid or moisture; drenched

  4. Drunkenverb

    pertaining to, or proceeding from, intoxication

  5. Etymology: [AS. druncen, prop., that has drunk, p. p. of drincan, taken as active. See Drink, v. i., and cf. Drunk.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drunken in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drunken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of drunken in a Sentence

  1. Luther:

    Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other.

  2. Frank Harris:

    We believe we can save more lives and eliminate drunken driving (doing other things), we've been pushing.

  3. The FBI:

    Some said Alonzo Brooks may have flirted with a girl, some said drunken White men wanted to fight an African-American male, and some said racist Whites simply resented Brooks' presence.

  4. R. W. Plagge:

    Money mad. My wife says I spend money like a drunken sailor. Wonder what she'd say if I spent it like a sober congressman

  5. Bhartrihari:

    Hark! here the sound of lute so sweet, And there the voice of wailing loud; Here scholars grave in conclave meet, There howls the brawling drunken crowd; Here, charming maidens full of glee, There, tottering, withered dames we see. Such light! Such shade! I cannot tell, If here we live in heaven or hell.

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