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tr.v. be·sot·ted, be·sot·ting, be·sots
To muddle or stupefy, as with alcoholic liquor or infatuation.
[be- + sot, to stupefy (from sot, fool; see sot) or from assot, to befool (from Old French assoter, from sot, foolish).]
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to stupefy or muddle by narcotics or infatuation
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v.t. -sot•ted, -sot•ting.
1. to stupefy with drink.
2. to make stupid or foolish, esp. with infatuation.
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|Verb||1.||besot - make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation|
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