Etymology
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drunkenness (n.)

"state of being overpowered by intoxicants," Old English druncennysse; see drunken + -ness. Other Middle English words for it included drunkenhead (c. 1300), drunkenship (mid-15c.).

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Definitions of drunkenness

drunkenness (n.)
a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol;
Synonyms: inebriation / inebriety / intoxication / tipsiness / insobriety
drunkenness (n.)
habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms;
Synonyms: alcoholism / alcohol addiction / inebriation
drunkenness (n.)
the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess;
Synonyms: drink / drinking / boozing / crapulence
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