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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.
An intoxicated person.
[Latin inēbriāre, inēbriāt- : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + ēbriāre, to intoxicate (from ēbrius, drunk; see egwh- in Indo-European roots).]
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]
in•e•bri•ate(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.n.
3. an intoxicated person, esp. a drunkard.adj.
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]
Past participle: inebriated
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|Noun||1.||inebriate - a chronic drinker |
alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, souse, soaker - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
|Verb||1.||inebriate - fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"|
|2.||inebriate - make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)|
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
|3.||inebriate - become drunk or drink excessively|
Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Slang: blind, bombed, boozed, boozy, crocked, high, lit (up), loaded, looped, pickled, pixilated, plastered, potted, sloshed, smashed, soused, stinking, stinko, stoned, tight, zonked.