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Webster 1913 Edition


Drunken

Drunk′en

,
Adj.
[AS.
druncen
, prop., that has drunk, p. p. of
drincan
, taken as active. See
Drink
,
Verb.
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.
Shakespeare
3.
Pertaining to, or proceeding from, intoxication.
The
drunken
quarrels of a rake.
Swift.

Webster 1828 Edition


Drunken

DRUNKEN

,
Adj.
Drunkn. [participle of drink, but now used chiefly as an adjective, and often contracted to drunk.]
1.
Intoxicated; inebriated with strong liquor.
2.
Given to drunkenness; as a drunken butler.
3.
Saturated with liquor or moisture; drenched.
Let the earth be drunken with our blood.
4.
Proceeding from intoxication; done in a state of drunkenness; as a drunken quarrel.
A drunken slaughter.

Definition 2022


Drunken

Drunken

See also: drunken

German Low German

Noun

Drunken

  1. plural of Drunk

drunken

drunken

See also: Drunken

English

Verb

drunken

  1. Alternative past participle of drink

Adjective

drunken (comparative more drunken, superlative most drunken)

  1. Drunk, in the state of intoxication after having drunk an alcoholic beverage
    • "What'll we do with the drunken sailor, ..."
  2. Given to habitual excessive use of alcohol.
  3. Characterized by or resulting from drunkenness.
    a drunken display of crude exuberance
  4. (obsolete) Saturated with liquid
    1. Applied to various spicy stir-fried dishes in Asian cuisine.
      drunken noodles; drunken duck; drunken fried rice

Synonyms

  • drunk; see also Wikisaurus:drunk

Derived terms

Translations


Low German

Etymology

From drinken, cognate to English drunken, Dutch dronken.

Adjective

drunken (comparative drunkener, superlative drunkenst)

  1. drunk, drunken

Declension

Synonyms