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 for bacchanal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bacchanal \Bac"cha*nal\, a. [L. Bacchanalis. See Bacchanalia.]
     1. Relating to Bacchus or his festival.
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     2. Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bacchanal \Bac"cha*nal\ (b[a^]k"k[.a]*nal), n.
     1. A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels;
        one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.
        "Tipsy bacchanals." --Shak.
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     2. pl. The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.
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     3. Drunken revelry; an orgy.
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     4. A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bacchanal
      adj 1: used of riotously drunken merrymaking; "a night of
             bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken
             soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity" [syn: bacchanalian,
             bacchanal, bacchic, carousing, orgiastic]
      n 1: someone who engages in drinking bouts [syn: drunken
           reveler, drunken reveller, bacchanal, bacchant]
      2: a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus [syn: bacchant,
         bacchanal]
      3: a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
         [syn: orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot,
         bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "bacchanal":
     alcoholic, alcoholic addict, bacchanalia, bacchanalian, bat,
     bender, bibber, big drunk, binge, boozer, bout, bust, carousal,
     carouse, carouser, celebration, chronic alcoholic, chronic drunk,
     compotation, debauch, devotee of Bacchus, dipsomaniac, drinker,
     drinking bout, drunk, drunkard, drunken carousal, guzzle, guzzler,
     hard drinker, heavy drinker, imbiber, inebriate, jag, lovepot,
     oenophilist, orgy, party, pathological drinker, pot companion,
     potation, problem drinker, pub-crawl, reveler, saturnalia,
     serious drinker, shikker, soaker, social drinker, sot, spree,
     swigger, swiller, symposium, tear, thirsty soul, tippler, toot,
     toper, tosspot, wassail, wassailer, winebibber
  
  

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