[verb in-ee-bree-eyt, ih-nee-; noun, adjective in-ee-bree-it, ih-nee-]
- to make drunk; intoxicate.
- to exhilarate, confuse, or stupefy mentally or emotionally.
- an intoxicated person.
- a habitual drunkard.
- Also in·e·bri·at·ed. drunk; intoxicated.
Origin of inebriate
4. See drunkard.
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Examples from the Web for inebriates
Let every path that leads to delight, let every gratification that inebriates the soul be discovered.Imogen
Jackson knows of this inebriates' home in Ontario and I had to provide him with a destination.The Green Rust
I am a great patron of tea; the poet truly says, 'It cheers, but not inebriates.'Loss and Gain
John Henry Newman
Its gates are open to you on other topics than the coupling of inebriates.The Short Works of George Meredith
Report of the Inspector under the Inebriates Acts for the year 1906.Parenthood and Race Culture
Caleb Williams Saleeby
- to make drunk; intoxicate
- to arouse emotionally; make excited
- a person who is drunk, esp habitually
- drunk, esp habitually
C15: from Latin inēbriāre, from in- ² + ēbriāre to intoxicate, from ēbrius drunk
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Word Origin and History for inebriates
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