Besotting
Besot Be*sot", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Besotting}.] To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate. [1913 Webster]

Fools besotted with their crimes. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • besotting — v. make stupid, bewilder; intoxicate with drink …   English contemporary dictionary

  • besotting — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Besot — Be*sot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Besotting}.] To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate. [1913 Webster] Fools besotted with their crimes. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Besotted — Besot Be*sot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Besotting}.] To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate. [1913 Webster] Fools besotted with their crimes. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Besottingly — Be*sot ting*ly, adv. In a besotting manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • besot — transitive verb (besotted; besotting) Etymology: be + sot (to stultify) Date: 1567 1. infatuate 2 2. to make dull or stupid; especially to muddle with drunkenness • besottedly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • besot — besottedly, adv. besottedness, n. besottingly, adv. /bi sot /, v.t., besotted, besotting. 1. to intoxicate or stupefy with drink. 2. to make stupid or foolish: a mind besotted with fear and superstition. 3. to infatuate; obsess: He is besotted by …   Universalium

  • besot — (v.) affect with a foolish manifestation, 1570s, from BE (Cf. be ) + SOT (Cf. sot). Related: Besotted; besotting …   Etymology dictionary

  • besot — /bəˈsɒt/ (say buh sot), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (besotted, besotting) 1. to infatuate. 2. to make stupid or foolish. 3. to stupefy with drink. {be + sot} …   Australian English dictionary

  • besot — [bē sät′, bisät′] vt. besotted, besotting 1. to make a sot of; stupefy or confuse, as with alcoholic drink 2. to make silly or foolish besotted adj …   English World dictionary

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