[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 inebriating
Industrial production and technology have permanently altered the way we brew our inebriating ethanol.‘Drunk History’: A Booze Cruise of Red, White, and Blood
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He was the only Muslim, however, whom I have heard to argue against the absolute interdiction of inebriating liquors.Arabian Society In The Middle Ages
Edward William Lane
The greatest wretchedness which human nature in this world is called to endure, is connected with the use of inebriating drink.Select Temperance Tracts
American Tract Society
Do you think men of true genius are apt to indulge in the use of inebriating fluids?The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes
And already this inebriating illusion of an ingenuous girl concerning a common male was helping to shape monstrous events.The Price of Love
Hence we must see how necessary that we should neither touch, taste nor handle the inebriating cup.
- 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 inebriating
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