to make drunk; intoxicate.
to exhilarate, confuse, or stupefy mentally or emotionally.
an intoxicated person.
a habitual drinker of alcohol who is frequently intoxicated.
Rare. inebriated (def. 1).
- in·e·bri·a·tion, noun
- un·in·e·bri·at·ing, adjective
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How to use inebriate in a sentence
Industrial production and technology have permanently altered the way we brew our inebriating ethanol.‘Drunk History’: A Booze Cruise of Red, White, and Blood | Rich Goldstein | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They galloped, trumpeting, the clean air and merry sunshine going to their heads in the most inebriating fashion.The Far Horizon | Lucas Malet
On his pressing him a second time, he answered that 'he refused no sustenance but inebriating sustenance.'Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6) | Boswell
The idea of inebriating a man at the box office, so that he will endure such a sham, is certainly worthy of serious consideration.Remarks | Bill Nye
Still, I madly drained the inebriating cup, and speedily my state was worse than ever.
There must have been something inebriating in Lady Pollacke's tea.Memoirs of a Midget | Walter de la Mare
British Dictionary definitions for inebriate
to make drunk; intoxicate
to arouse emotionally; make excited
a person who is drunk, esp habitually
drunk, esp habitually
- inebriation, noun
- inebriety (ˌɪnɪˈbraɪɪtɪ), noun
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