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adjective [only before noun]     drunken pronunciation in American English
  1. a drunken person is drunk. This word shows that you do not like people being drunk.
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    1. a.
      involving or caused by someone being drunk

      a drunken brawl/rage/stupor

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     drunkenness pronunciation in American English
noun [uncountable]
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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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