Definition of bacchanalian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbækəˈneɪliən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækəˈneɪliən//
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(of a party, etc.) wild and involving large amounts of alcohol a bacchanalian orgy From the name of the Greek god Bacchus (also called Dionysus), the god of wine and wild enjoyment.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bacchanalian