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punch-drunk

A condition suffered by pugilists from excessive battering of the face and head, although other body systems may be affected.

punch-drunk

(pŭnch′drŭngk′)
adj.
1. Showing signs of brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head. Used especially of a boxer.
2. Behaving in a bewildered, confused, or dazed manner.

punch-drunk

Pertaining to the state of brain damage resulting from repeated blows to the head as are sustained in boxing. A punch-drunk person has slow mental processes, slurred speech and impaired concentration. Recovery is unlikely.
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