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

  Drunkenness \Drunk"en*ness\, n.
     1. The state of being drunken with, or as with, alcoholic
        liquor; intoxication; inebriety; -- used of the casual
        state or the habit.
        [1913 Webster]
              The Lacedemonians trained up their children to hate
              drunkenness by bringing a drunken man into their
              company.                              --I. Watts.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Disorder of the faculties, resembling intoxication by
        liquors; inflammation; frenzy; rage.
        [1913 Webster]
              Passion is the drunkenness of the mind. -- South.
     Syn: Intoxication; inebriation; inebriety. -- Drunkenness,
          Intoxication, Inebriation. Drunkenness refers more
          to the habit; intoxication and inebriation, to specific
          acts. The first two words are extensively used in a
          figurative sense; a person is intoxicated with success,
          and is drunk with joy. "This plan of empire was not
          taken up in the first intoxication of unexpected
          success." --Burke. Drunkenship

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of
           alcohol [syn: drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety,
           intoxication, tipsiness, insobriety] [ant:
           soberness, sobriety]
      2: habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of
         alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an
         addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to
         severe withdrawal symptoms [syn: alcoholism, alcohol
         addiction, inebriation, drunkenness]
      3: the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was
         his downfall" [syn: drink, drinking, boozing,
         drunkenness, crapulence]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "drunkenness":
     Dutch courage, a high, alcoholism, befuddlement, besottedness,
     bibulousness, compotation, crapulence, crapulency, crapulousness,
     dipsomania, dizziness, drinking, ebriosity, excess, excessiveness,
     extravagance, fuddle, fuddledness, fuddlement, giddiness, gluttony,
     gulping, guzzling, hangover, imbibing, imbibition, immoderacy,
     immoderateness, immoderation, incontinence, indiscipline,
     indulgence, inebriation, inebriety, inordinacy, inordinateness,
     insobriety, intemperance, intemperateness, intoxication,
     katzenjammer, lapping, lightheadedness, morning after, nipping,
     overdoing, overindulgence, pot-valiance, pot-valor, potation,
     prodigality, pulling, quaffing, self-indulgence, slipping,
     sottedness, sottishness, spinning head, swigging, swilling,
     swimming, swinishness, symposium, tasting, tipsiness, too much,
     too-muchness, unconstraint, uncontrol, unrestraint,
     vertiginousness, vertigo, wooziness

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