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inebriate

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verb in·ebri·ate \ i-ˈnē-brē-ˌāt \

Definition of inebriate

inebriated; inebriating
transitive verb
1 :to exhilarate or stupefy as if by liquor
2 :to make drunk :intoxicate

inebriation

play \i-ˌnē-brē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of inebriate

Middle English inebryat, from Latin inebriatus, past participle of inebriare, from in- + ebriare to intoxicate, from ebrius drunk

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inebriate

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adjective in·ebri·ate \ i-ˈnē-brē-ət , -ˌāt \

Definition of inebriate

1 :affected by alcohol :drunk
2 :addicted to excessive drinking

Examples of inebriate in a Sentence

  1. those inebriate sports fans who yell and scream throughout the game

First Known Use of inebriate

15th century

inebriate Synonyms

Synonyms
besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, drunk, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]
Antonyms
sober, straight
Related Words
maudlin; beery; befuddled, bleary-eyed, crapulous, dopey (also dopy), rocky, strung out, stupefied; debauched, dissipated, dissolute; alcoholic, bibulous, dipsomaniacal
Near Antonyms
abstemious, abstinent, dry, temperate, teetotal; clearheaded, cool, level, steady

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inebriate

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noun in·ebri·ate \ i-ˈnē-brē-ət \

Definition of inebriate

:one who is drunk; especially :drunkard

Examples of inebriate in a Sentence

  1. having performed in countless bars and clubs, the stand-up comedian was used to being heckled by inebriates in the back of the house

First Known Use of inebriate

circa 1796

inebriate Synonyms

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Medical Dictionary

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inebriate

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transitive verb ine·bri·ate \ in-ˈē-brē-ˌāt \

medical Definition of inebriate

inebriated; inebriating
:to make drunk :intoxicate

inebriation

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inebriate

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adjective ine·bri·ate \ in-ˈē-brē-ət , -ˌāt \

medical Definition of inebriate

1 :affected by alcohol :drunk
2 :addicted to excessive drinking

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inebriate

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noun ine·bri·ate \ -ət \

medical Definition of inebriate

:one who is drunk; especially :drunkard


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