verb (used with object), in·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing.
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- indy, d',
Origin of inebriate
Examples from the Web for inebriate
These phenomena led my father to the conclusion that Martinengo was an inebriate in the first stage of paralytical dementia.Criminal Man|Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
In Germany more than half of the cases in the inebriate asylums enter from beer-drinking.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
Leonard proceeded to give an account of his finding the inebriate in the meadow, and his guiding him to the hotel.Driven From Home|Horatio Alger
A tyrant torments for the same reason that a girl reads her tear-bedewed romance, or an inebriate drinks his dram.Gamblers and Gambling|Henry Ward Beecher
This gentleman was at one time an actor on the stage, and subsequently became an inebriate of the most degraded kind.Three Years in Europe|William Wells Brown
verb (ɪnˈiːbrɪˌeɪt) (tr)
adjective (ɪnˈiːbrɪɪt) inebriated
Word Origin for inebriate
late 15c., from Latin inebriatus, past participle of inebriare "to make drunk," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + ebriare "make drunk," from ebrius "drunk," of unknown origin. Related: Inebriated; inebriating. Also inebriacy; inebriant (n. and adj.); inebriety; and inebrious.