besot

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From be- +‎ sot. Compare to Middle English assoten, assotten (to act foolishly; fall madly in love, become infatuated).

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besot (third-person singular simple present besots, present participle besotting, simple past besotted, past participle besotted or besotten)

  1. (transitive) To muddle, stupefy, or cause to act foolishly, as with alcoholic liquor or infatuation.
    • April 2003, Robert Sheckley, "Legend of Conquistadors", Fantasy & Science Fiction: Volume 104, Issue 4; page 50
      You expect me and my men to besot ourselves with your drugs, ...

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