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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 drunk·en·ness /-kənnəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drunk·en·ness, n.
 1. The state of being drunken with, or as with, alcoholic liquor; intoxication; inebriety; -- used of the casual state or the habit.
    The Lacedemonians trained up their children to hate drunkenness by bringing a drunken man into their company.   --I. Watts.
 2. Disorder of the faculties, resembling intoxication by liquors; inflammation; frenzy; rage.
    Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.   -- South.
 Syn: -- Intoxication; inebriation; inebriety. -- Drunkenness, Intoxication, Inebriation. Drunkenness refers more to the habit; intoxication and inebriation, to specific acts. The first two words are extensively used in a figurative sense; a person is intoxicated with success, and is drunk with joy. “This plan of empire was not taken up in the first intoxication of unexpected success.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of
           alcohol [syn: inebriation, inebriety, intoxication,
            tipsiness] [ant: soberness]
      2: 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 [syn: alcoholism, alcohol
         addiction, inebriation]
      3: the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink
         was his downfall" [syn: drink, drinking, boozing, crapulence]