I. past participle of drink II. adjective Etymology: Middle English drunke, alteration of drunken Date: 14th century 1. a. having the faculties impaired by alcohol b. having a level of alcohol in the blood that exceeds a maximum prescribed by law <
legally drunk
2. dominated by an intense feeling <
drunk with rage
3. relating to, caused by, or characterized by intoxication ; drunken <
drunk driving
III. noun Date: 1779 1. a period of drinking to intoxication or of being intoxicated <
a 2-day drunk
2. one who is drunk; especially drunkard

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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