Definition of besotted in English:

besotted

Line breaks: be¦sot|ted
Pronunciation: /bɪˈsɒtɪd
 
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adjective

  • 2 archaic Intoxicated; drunk.
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    • After some time, the brigands landed at an island, where they became besotted with drink, and fell asleep.
    • The Alliance, now numbering 472 members, has been active in the furtherance of the objects of its formation, and has done much toward ridding the town of saloons and in stimulating many who had become besotted with drink to become sober and temperate men.
    • He was so besotted with drink and drugs that his human qualities, if he ever possessed any, were completely in abeyance.

Origin

late 16th century: past participle of besot 'make foolishly affectionate', from be- 'cause to be' + sot.

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