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pickled

[pik-uhld]
adjective
1.
preserved or steeped in brine or other liquid.
2.
Slang. drunk; intoxicated.
3.
(of wood) given an antique appearance by applying and partly removing paint or by bleaching.

Origin:
1545–55; pickle1 + -ed2

unpickled, adjective
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pickled (ˈpɪkəld)
 
adj
1.  preserved in a pickling liquid
2.  informal intoxicated; drunk

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pickle
c.1440, probably from M.Du. pekel "pickle, brine," from a Low Ger. root of uncertain origin or meaning (cf. Du. pekel, E.Fris. päkel, Ger. pökel). Originally a sauce served with meat or fowl; meaning "cucumber preserved in pickle" first recorded 1707. Figurative sense of "sorry plight" first
recorded 1562.
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