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Adjective: besotted  bi'só-tid
  1. Marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
    "he was besotted with her";
    - enamored [US], infatuated, in love, potty [Brit, informal], smitten, soft on, taken with, enamoured [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. [archaic] Very drunk
    "I had travelling money and got besotted in the bar downstairs";
    - blind drunk, blotto, crocked [N. Amer], cockeyed, fuddled, loaded [N. Amer], pie-eyed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, stiff, tight, wet, pickled, steaming, tanked up, bombed, bladdered [Brit], paralytic [Brit], liquored up [N. Amer], stonkered [Austral, NZ], legless [Brit], juiced [N. Amer], stewed, mullered [Brit], trashed, stinko, hammered, swacked [N. Amer], trolleyed [Brit], fried [N. Amer], blitzed, three sheets to the wind, lit, wasted, out of it [Brit], bevvied [Brit], drunk, pixillated, half-seas-over [Brit]
Verb: besot (besotted,besotting)  bi'sót
  1. Make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
    - stupefy

See also: drunk, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, loving

Type of: desensitise [Brit], desensitize

Encyclopedia: Besotted