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

  Bacchant \Bac"chant\, n.; pl. E. Bacchants, L. Bacchantes.
     [L. bacchans, -antis, p. pr. of bacchari to celebrate the
     festival of Bacchus.]
     1. A priest of Bacchus.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A bacchanal; a reveler. --Croly.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bacchant \Bac"chant\, a.
     Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling;
     carousing. --Byron.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bacchant
      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: (classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus

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