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inebriant

[in-ee-bree-uh nt, ih-nee-]
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noun
  1. an intoxicant.
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adjective
  1. inebriating; intoxicating.
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Origin of inebriant

1810–20; < Latin inēbriant- (stem of inēbrians, present participle of inēbriāre to make drunk), equivalent to in- in-2 + ēbri(us) drunk + -ant- -ant
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for inebriant

Historical Examples

  • The effects of intoxicants are variously modified by the temperament of the individual and the nature of the inebriant.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7

    Various

  • But it is inebriant, and not soporific; and its secondary sedative action on the heart is more powerful than that of Opium.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland


British Dictionary definitions for inebriant

inebriant

adjective
  1. causing intoxication, esp drunkenness
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noun
  1. something that inebriates
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inebriant in Medicine

inebriant

(ĭn-ēbrē-ənt)
adj.
  1. Serving to intoxicate.
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n.
  1. An intoxicant.
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