What is the difference between ‘drunk’ and ‘drunken’?
These words have the same meaning, but are used in different ways.
‘Drunk‘ can be used as a verb, noun, and adjective.
Noun: The drunk collapsed in a heap.
Verb: Have you drunk the brandy yet?
Adjective: What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
‘Drunken‘ however is used as an adjective only. For example, “He is in this drunken state because he took too much alcohol”.