besotted

[bih-sot-id]
adjective
1.
intoxicated; drunk: We found him besotted with wine.
2.
infatuated or obsessed: a besotted mom and her new baby; They had one date and he was utterly besotted.

Origin:
besot + -ed2

besottedly, adverb
besottedness, noun
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besot

[bih-sot]
verb (used with object), besotted, besotting.
1.
to intoxicate or stupefy with drink.
2.
to make stupid or foolish: The stories had besotted her mind with fear and superstition.
3.
to infatuate; obsess: Youth and beauty have a tendency to besot middle-aged men; charm and tenderness does it for women of all ages.

Origin:
1575–85; be + sot

besottingly, adverb
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besotted (bɪˈsɒtɪd)
 
adj
1.  stupefied with drink; intoxicated
2.  infatuated; doting
3.  foolish; muddled

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besot
1570s, from be- + sot.

besotted
pp. adj. from besot.
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Example sentences
He becomes besotted with her, even though she really is a selfish tramp.
In the effervescent glow of a boom, the city is besotted with fancy cars.
We are besotted with the dinosaurs in a way, size is everything.
By the time she tells him that she will enter a convent the next day, he is besotted.
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