Besotted Be*sot"ted, a. Made sottish, senseless, or infatuated; characterized by drunken stupidity, or by infatuation; stupefied. ``Besotted devotion.'' --Sir W. Scott. -- {Be*sot"ted*ly}, adv. -- {Be*sot"ted*ness}, n. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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