bac·cha·nal (băk′ə-năl, -näl, băkə-nəl)
1. often bacchanals The Bacchanalia.
2. A participant in the Bacchanalia.
3. A drunken or riotous celebration.
4. A reveler.
Of, relating to, or typical of the worship of Bacchus.
[From Latin Bacchānālia; see BACCHANALIA.]
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