drunk

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drunk (comparative drunker, superlative drunkest)

  1. In a state of intoxication caused by the consumption of excessive alcohol, usually by drinking alcoholic beverages.
  2. (usually followed by with or on) Elated or emboldened.
    Drunk with power he immediately ordered a management reshuffle.
    • Macaulay
      drunk with recent prosperity
  3. Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xxxii. 42
      I will make mine arrows drunk with blood.

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drunk (plural drunks)

  1. A habitual drinker, especially one who is frequently intoxicated.
    • 1971, William S. Burroughs, The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead, page 10
      Another drunk is sleeping in dangerous proximity to a brush fire.
  2. A drinking-bout; a period of drunkenness.
    • 1858, "A Scarcity of Jurors—Cangemi's Third Trial," New York Times, 8 Jun., p. 4:
      Gen. G. had been on a long drunk from July last until Christmas.
  3. A drunken state.
    • 2006, Patrick McCabe, Winterwood, Bloomsbury 2007, p. 10:
      Here – help yourself to another drop there, Redmond! By the time we've got a good drunk on us there'll be more crack in this valley than the night I pissed on the electric fence!

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drunk

  1. past participle of drink
  2. (Southern US) simple past tense of drink