drunkenness

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drunken +‎ -ness

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drunkenness (usually uncountable, plural drunkennesses)

  1. A state of being drunk.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night:
      But presently the fumes of the wine rising to his head, he became helplessly drunk and his side-muscles and limbs relaxed and he swayed to and fro on my back. When I saw that he had lost his senses for drunkenness, I put my head to his legs and, loosing them from my neck, stooped down well-nigh to the ground and threw him at full length, []

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