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  • n. Alternative capitalization of Bacchanalian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the festival of Bacchus; relating to or given to reveling and drunkenness.
  • n. A bacchanal; a drunken reveler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bacchanal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of riotously drunken merrymaking


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