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Noun: drunkenness  drúng-kun-nus
  1. A temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    - inebriation, inebriety, intoxication, tipsiness, insobriety
     
  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
    - alcoholism, alcohol addiction, inebriation
     
  3. The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
    "drunkenness was his downfall";
    - drink, drinking, boozing, crapulence

Type of: drug addiction, intemperance, intemperateness, temporary state, white plague

Antonym: soberness

Encyclopedia: Drunkenness