from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To muddle or stupefy, as with alcoholic liquor or infatuation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To muddle, stupefy, or act foolishly; as with alcoholic liquor or infatuation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To infatuate; make a dotard of.
- To stupefy; affect with mental or moral stupidity or blindness.
- To make sottish, as with drink; make a sot of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
be- + sot, to stupefy (from sot, fool; see sot) or from assot, to befool (from Old French assoter, from sot, foolish).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From be- + sot. Compare to Middle English assoten, assotten ("to act foolishly; fall madly in love, become infatuated"). (Wiktionary)