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a usually brief state of mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
  • After supper pap took the jug, and said he had enough whisky there for two drunks and one delirium tremens.
    Chapter 6 (78% in)
delirium = mental confusion

(editor's note:  Delirium tremens or DTs is a severe mental illness caused by excessive drinking of alcohol. It causes tremors (shaking), hallucinations, anxiety, and disorientation. Typically it is experienced upon alcohol withdrawal; though it can also occur while drinking excessively.)
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