\dɹˈʌŋk], \dɹˈʌŋk], \d_ɹ_ˈʌ_ŋ_k]\
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drungk, pa.p. of DRINK.--p.adj. intoxicated: saturated.--n. a drunken bout: a drunk person.--n. DRUNK'ARD, one who frequently drinks to excess: a habitual drinker.--p.adj. DRUNK'EN, given to excessive drinking: worthless, besotted: resulting from intoxication.--adv. DRUNK'ENLY.--n. DRUNK'ENNESS, excessive drinking: habitual intemperance.
By Thomas Davidson
pred. a. & n. (also p.p. of DRINK). Intoxicated, overcome with liquor, (beastly, blind, dead, half, &c., d.; d. as a fiddler or lord; also fig., d. with joy, success, rage); hence drunkard n. (N., slang) drinking-bout, drunken fit; (from police charge-sheets) case of drunkenness, (hence gen.), man charged with drunkenness, drunken man.
By Sir Augustus Henry
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