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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ʌŋkən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English drunken, ydronken, idrunken, from Old English druncen, ġedruncen (drunk; drunken), from Proto-Germanic *drunkanaz (drunken), past participle of Proto-Germanic *drinkaną (to drink), equivalent to drink +‎ -en. Cognate with West Frisian dronken (drunk; drunken), Dutch dronken (drunk; drunken), German betrunken (drunk; drunken), Swedish drucken (drunk; drunken).

VerbEdit

drunken

  1. Alternative past participle of drink

AdjectiveEdit

drunken (comparative more drunken, superlative most drunken)

  1. Drunk, in the state of intoxication after having drunk an alcoholic beverage
    • "What'll we do with the drunken sailor, ..."
  2. Given to habitual excessive use of alcohol.
  3. Characterized by or resulting from drunkenness.
    a drunken display of crude exuberance
  4. (obsolete) Saturated with liquid
    1. Applied to various spicy stir-fried dishes in Asian cuisine.
      drunken noodles; drunken duck; drunken fried rice
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English dronknen, drunkenen, drunknen, from Old English druncnian (to drown; get drunk), from Proto-Germanic *drunkanōną (to get drunk), from Proto-Germanic *drunkanaz (drunk; intoxicated). Cognate with Norwegian drukne, drukna, Icelandic drukna.

VerbEdit

drunken (third-person singular simple present drunkens, present participle drunkening, simple past and past participle drunkened)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make or become drunk or drunken; intoxicate
    • 1917, Patience Worth, The Sorry Tale, page 153:
      Yea, upon a stoned couch and drunkened unto death upon the bittered draught of Rome!
    • 1985, Kay Dreyfus, ‎Percy Aldridge Grainger, Farthest North of Humanness: Letters, page 31:
      The dreamy coloring of the land is just too drunkening.
    • 2011, William Peters, Good Morning my Beloved Family, page 31:
      Dogma drunkens the Spirit, and while we indulge in our stupor, it robs us of our innate Spiritually Divine and Creative acuity . . . Love alone provides us with the much needed restorative properties of redemption.

Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From drinken, cognate to English drunken, Dutch dronken.

AdjectiveEdit

drunken (comparative drunkener, superlative drunkenst)

  1. drunk, drunken

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