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Adjective: bacchanal  ,ba-ku'nal
  1. Used of riotously drunken merrymaking
    "a night of bacchanal revelry";
    - bacchanalian, bacchic, carousing, orgiastic
Noun: bacchanal  ,ba-ku'nal
  1. Someone who engages in drinking bouts
    - drunken reveler [US], drunken reveller, bacchant
     
  2. A drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
    - bacchant
     
  3. A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    - orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanalia, drunken revelry

Derived forms: bacchanals

See also: drunk, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated

Type of: buff, devotee, drinker, fan, imbiber, juicer, lover, revel, revelry, soak, sponge, toper

Encyclopedia: Bacchanal