Definitions of drunkenness
  1. noun
    a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    synonyms: inebriation, inebriety, insobriety, intoxication, tipsiness
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    soberness, sobriety
    the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol
    stupefaction from drink
    type of:
    temporary state
    a state that continues for a limited time
  2. noun
    the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
    synonyms: boozing, crapulence, drink, drinking
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    drinking bout
    a long period of drinking
    type of:
    intemperance, intemperateness
    consumption of alcoholic drinks
  3. noun
    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
    synonyms: alcohol addiction, alcoholism, inebriation
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    type of:
    drug addiction, white plague
    an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
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