Simple Definition of inebriated
: affected by drinking too much alcohol
Examples of inebriated in a sentence
Three cowboys, complete with hats and six-shooters, were downing beer and blasting away at empty cans and an old television set. … Their voices—and their aim—made it clear they were totally inebriated. —Warren Faidley, Storm Chaser, 1996
The creamery manager, it seems, staggered to his car, but was too inebriated to even start the engine … —Edna O'Brien, New Yorker, 23 Jan. 1989
Monty Python's Terry Jones—a medieval scholar as well as an accomplished lunatic—springs from the tradition of Andersen and the brothers Grimm like a slightly inebriated chameleon, adding new color and his own whacky humor to the classic style and form of the fairy tale. —Carol Van Strum, New York Times Book Review, 16 Jan. l983
He was clearly inebriated when he left the bar.
<after a night spent partying, the fraternity brothers were all severely inebriated>
Origin and Etymology of inebriated
First Known Use: 1609
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