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    drunkenness - Dictionary definition and meaning for word drunkenness

    Definition
    (noun) a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
    Synonyms : boozing , crapulence , drink , drinking
    Example Sentence
    • drink was his downfall
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