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Intoxication; drunkenness.


(ˌɪn ɪˈbraɪ ɪ ti)

drunkenness; intoxication.
[1780–90; in-2 + obsolete ebriety < Latin ēbrietās,=ēbri(us) drunk + -etās, variant of -itās -ity]


See also: Alcohol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inebriety - a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time
grogginess - a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol
sottishness - stupefaction from drink


The condition of being intoxicated with alcoholic liquor:
References in classic literature ?
As she thought less of his inebriety, she thought more of his inconstancy and presumption; and with fewer struggles for politeness, replied,
He was a man who would have made a success of life a century and a half ago when conversation was a passport to good company and inebriety no bar.
Richard at that instant thrusting a mug before him, his features changed to the grin of idiocy, and seizing the vessel with both hands, he sank backward on the bench and drank until satiated, when he made an effort to lay aside the mug with the helplessness of total inebriety.
As there was no performance that night, Mr Crummles declared his intention of keeping it up till everything to drink was disposed of; but Nicholas having to play Romeo for the first time on the ensuing evening, contrived to slip away in the midst of a temporary confusion, occasioned by the unexpected development of strong symptoms of inebriety in the conduct of Mrs Grudden.
One must also mention that in many circumstances, in the elaborated prosecutions the existence of an advance inebriety condition was specified (Mitrofan et al, 1997: 64).
His face flushed (993), a recurring marker in the novel of his inebriety, he exhibits one last time his proclivity for narcosis: singing "bewusstlos," he numbs himself to the horror of war, his inclination to reverie now being appropriated to very different ends.
Furthermore, although temperance literature highlights the problem of the "bottle," it needs to be seen in the wider context of nineteenth-century reform rhetoric of self-discipline, which metonymically links alcohol with other stimulants of appetites--from meat to modern urban lifestyle--and inebriety with other weaknesses, forces and desires--from sensual passion to pecuniary greed (Epstein 1981, 125-127; Dorsey 2002, 116-120; Parsons 2003, 78-81).
Gluttony, sloth or inebriety must not even once be allowed to dull the perceptions, reverse the play and vigorous actions of the system--throwing the frame, and all its powers, prostrate, helpless, unable to show itself the master it would otherwise be.
The resulting ECG may be influenced by many conditions, which often associates with inebriety, such as hypothermia and hypoglycemia to a large extent.
Activists wrote that alcoholics had an inordinate liking for all forms of tobacco and in the early stages of inebriety almost all desired a pinch of snuff.
Daria Gigli Piccardi provides a brief overview of Platonic and Neoplatonic ideas on poetic inspiration, before looking, in more detail, at John of Gaza's proems to the Tabula mundi and the way these express the power of inspiration through a violent imagery of biting, sea storms, dance, inebriety and general Bacchic frenzy.
Others mentioned in passing had their cases discharged when magistrates were advised that their crimes were connected to "war psycho-neuroses," "neurasthenia," "hysteria," "psychasthenic inebriety," and "mental depression," suggesting that pre-trial diagnosis was, at first, far more significant than post-conviction treatment.