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Bacchanal


BAC'CHANAL,

BACCHANA'LIAN, noun [from Bacchus, Gr., the deity of wine and revelling. Latin poculum.]

One who indulges in drunken revels; a drunkard; one who is noisy and riotous, when intoxicated.

BAC'CHANAL,

BACCHANA'LIAN, adjective Revelling in intemperate drinking; riotous; noisy.

BACCHANA'LIAN, adjective Pertaining to reveling and drunkenness. Even bacchanalian madness has its charms.