ebriety

n.

"state or habit of being intoxicated," 1580s, from French ébriété, from Latin ebrietatem (nominative ebrietas) "drunknenness," from ebrius "drunk, full, sated with drink," of unknown origin. The opposite of sobriety. Related: Ebrious.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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