[druhng-kuh n] /ˈdrʌŋ kən/
given to drunkenness.
pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication:
a drunken quarrel.
intoxicated with or as if with alcohol
frequently or habitually drunk
(prenominal) caused by or relating to alcoholic intoxication: a drunken brawl
Old English druncennysse; see drunken + -ness.
full form of the past participle of drunk. Meaning “inebriated” was in Old English druncena; adjectival meaning “habitually intoxicated” is from 1540s. Related: Drunkenly.
drunkenness drunk·en·ness (drŭng’kə-nĭs)
The condition of being delirious with or as if with alcohol; intoxicated.
- Drunk mouse syndrome
(Also “mouse on drugs”) A malady exhibited by the mouse pointing device of some computers. The typical symptom is for the mouse cursor on the screen to move in random directions and not in sync with the motion of the actual mouse. Can usually be corrected by unplugging the mouse and plugging it back again. […]
[druhng-kom-i-ter] /drʌŋˈkɒm ɪ tər/ noun 1. a device for measuring the amount of alcohol in a person’s breath to determine the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream.
noun, Informal. 1. a large jail cell where persons arrested for drunkenness are kept, usually overnight. noun 1. (informal) a large police cell used for detaining drunks overnight noun phrase A police detention cell for intoxicated persons: A police reporter had to pick him out of the collection in the drunk tank (1940s+)
[droo-pey-shuh s] /druˈpeɪ ʃəs/ adjective, Botany. 1. resembling or relating to a ; consisting of . 2. producing : drupaceous trees.