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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Something that has survived from the past; An official who remains in office after his term; Disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol).

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  • "The term hangover cure is oxymoronic because there is no real cure for a hangover," he says.
  • The term hangover, to describe the morning-after effects of excessive drinking, was coined in 1904, says Wikipedia.
  • The term hangover was originally a 19th century expression describing unfinished business-something left over from a meeting-or 'survival.'
  • Water covers a large chunk of the hangover, but the other part of a hangover is alcohol withdrawal. for more
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  • The guest with the "hangover" (an ill feeling resulting from heavy consumption) may need to "hang over" (to lean over) the ship's railing.
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