Definitions

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  • adj. Very drunk.
  • adj. Overcome with drink.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Utterly drunk; very drunk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Very drunk.

Etymologies

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From Middle English, from Old English fordrunken, past participle of fordrincan ("to make drunk, be drunk"), from Proto-Germanic *fra- + *drinkanan (“to drink”), equivalent to for- +‎ drunken. Cognate with Dutch verdronken ("drowned"), German vertrunken ("drunk"), Danish fordrukken ("drunken, very drunk"), Icelandic fordrukkinn ("drunken, very drunk"). More at for-, drunken.

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