Definition for DRUNK'EN

DRUNK'EN, a. [drunk'n; participle of drink, but now used chiefly as an adjective, and often contracted to drunk.]

  1. Intoxicated; inebriated with strong liquor.
  2. Given to drunkenness; as, a drunken butler.
  3. Saturated with liquor or moisture; drenched. Let the earth be drunken with our blood. – Shak.
  4. Proceeding from intoxication; done in a state of drunkenness; as, a drunken quarrel. – Swift. A drunken slaughter. – Shak.

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