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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( n.) The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing.

(2): ( n.) The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors.

(3): ( n.) An entertainment with liquors; a carousal.

(4): ( p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drink

King James Dictionary [2]

Drinking, ppr. Swallowing liquor sucking in absorbing.

Drinking, n.

1. The act of swallowing liquors, or of absorbing. 2. The practice of drinking to excess. We say, a man is given to drinking.