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besot

be·sot

besot

pronunciation:
b sat
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: besots, besotted, besotting
definition: to confuse or make foolish with, or as if with, strong drink (often used reflexively).
He was besotted by love.
similar words:
befuddle, muddle
derivations: besottedly (adv.), besottedness (n.)
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The word besot contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.