besot[bē sät′, bi-]
transitive verbbe·sot·ted, be·sot·ting, be·sots
To muddle or stupefy, as with alcoholic liquor or infatuation.
Origin of besotbe– + sot, to stupefy (from sot, fool; see sot) or from assot, to befool (from Old French assoter, from sot, foolish).
(third-person singular simple present besot, present participle besotting, simple past and past participle besotted or besotten)