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tr.v. in·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing, in·e·bri·ates
1. To make drunk; intoxicate.
2. To exhilarate or stupefy.
adj. (-ĭt)
n. (-ĭt)
An intoxicated person.

[Latin inēbriāre, inēbriāt- : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + ēbriāre, to intoxicate (from ēbrius, drunk; see egwh- in Indo-European roots).]

in·e′bri·a′tion n.


vb (tr)
1. to make drunk; intoxicate
2. to arouse emotionally; make excited
a person who is drunk, esp habitually
drunk, esp habitually
[C15: from Latin inēbriāre, from in-2 + ēbriāre to intoxicate, from ēbrius drunk]
inˌebriˈation n
inebriety n


(v. ɪnˈi briˌeɪt, ɪˈni-; n., adj. -ɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to make drunk; intoxicate.
2. to exhilarate, confuse, or stupefy mentally or emotionally.
3. an intoxicated person, esp. a drunkard.
4. Also, in•e′bri•at`ed. drunk; intoxicated.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin inēbriātus, past participle of inēbriāre to make drunk =in- in-2 + -ēbriāre, v. derivative of ēbrius drunk]
in•e`bri•a′tion, n.


Past participle: inebriated
Gerund: inebriating

I inebriate
you inebriate
he/she/it inebriates
we inebriate
you inebriate
they inebriate
I inebriated
you inebriated
he/she/it inebriated
we inebriated
you inebriated
they inebriated
Present Continuous
I am inebriating
you are inebriating
he/she/it is inebriating
we are inebriating
you are inebriating
they are inebriating
Present Perfect
I have inebriated
you have inebriated
he/she/it has inebriated
we have inebriated
you have inebriated
they have inebriated
Past Continuous
I was inebriating
you were inebriating
he/she/it was inebriating
we were inebriating
you were inebriating
they were inebriating
Past Perfect
I had inebriated
you had inebriated
he/she/it had inebriated
we had inebriated
you had inebriated
they had inebriated
I will inebriate
you will inebriate
he/she/it will inebriate
we will inebriate
you will inebriate
they will inebriate
Future Perfect
I will have inebriated
you will have inebriated
he/she/it will have inebriated
we will have inebriated
you will have inebriated
they will have inebriated
Future Continuous
I will be inebriating
you will be inebriating
he/she/it will be inebriating
we will be inebriating
you will be inebriating
they will be inebriating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inebriating
you have been inebriating
he/she/it has been inebriating
we have been inebriating
you have been inebriating
they have been inebriating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inebriating
you will have been inebriating
he/she/it will have been inebriating
we will have been inebriating
you will have been inebriating
they will have been inebriating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inebriating
you had been inebriating
he/she/it had been inebriating
we had been inebriating
you had been inebriating
they had been inebriating
I would inebriate
you would inebriate
he/she/it would inebriate
we would inebriate
you would inebriate
they would inebriate
Past Conditional
I would have inebriated
you would have inebriated
he/she/it would have inebriated
we would have inebriated
you would have inebriated
they would have inebriated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inebriate - a chronic drinkerinebriate - a chronic drinker      
alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, souse, soaker - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
imbiber, juicer, toper, drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
Verb1.inebriate - fill with sublime emotioninebriate - fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
elate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up - fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"
2.inebriate - make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
fuddle, befuddle - make stupid with alcohol
3.inebriate - become drunk or drink excessively
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"


Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Informal: cockeyed, stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.
A person who is habitually drunk:


A. [ɪˈniːbrɪɪt] Nborracho/a m/f
B. [ɪˈniːbrɪeɪt] VTembriagar, emborrachar
C. [ɪˈniːbrɪɪt] ADJ = inebriated


n (form)Trinker(in) m(f)
adj = inebriated a
vt (lit)betrunken machen; (fig)trunken machen; (success, popularity etc) → berauschen
References in classic literature ?
Rance had been an inebriate for only about fifteen years; that is to say, since the professor and his daughter left Philadelphia.
He was greeted with round on round of affectionate cheers, which brought a suspicious moisture to his eyes, albeit many of the voices were inarticulate and inebriate.
keen-witted, fierce, bold, promissory,--if one may so use the word,--and, like inebriate clerks, no longer in awe of anything?
Lillah runs a home for inebriate women in the Deptford Road," she continued.
There is a certain embarrassment about applying to the average American hotel clerk, a certain hesitancy, a sense of insecurity against rebuff; but you feel no embarrassment in your intercourse with the portier; he receives your propositions with an enthusiasm which cheers, and plunges into their accomplishment with an alacrity which almost inebriates.
Luckily you have a bottle of the stuff that cheers and inebriates, if taken in proper quantity, and this restores to you sufficient interest in life to induce you to go to bed.
It was now nearly day-break; but a number of wretched inebriates still pressed in and out of the flaunting entrance.
In the quest to establish state-supported inebriate asylums with a primary purposes of helping drunkards, the author mentions but does not demonstrate how party-based politics affected the actual policy making process in the creation, maintenance, and closing of such institutions.
Drunkard's Refuge: The Lessons of the New York State Inebriate Asylum
by another team from Angers School of Art]; and a garden composed of Champagne vines adorned with bags of knobbly gourds, life-size effigies of breasts wrapped in barbed wire, phallic toadstools and other artefacts intended to illustrate that, 'like grapes, women's breasts inebriate body and soul' [Jardin d'Ivresses by a team from Rheims School of Art and Design].
At the same time, officers must disregard any promise that an inebriate makes.
The San Francisco Home for the Care of the Inebriate was founded in 1859 by New Englanders and emulated the Boston Washingtonian Home, opened in 1857.