in·​ebri·​at·​ed | \ i-ˈnē-brē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce inebriated (audio) \

Definition of inebriated

: exhilarated or confused by or as if by alcohol : intoxicated

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web Beer restaurants are offering free or discounted motorbike or taxi rides home -- or back to the office -- to inebriated patrons. John Boudreau,, "Vietnam’s Tough New Drunk-Driving Law Is Hurting Beer Sales," 6 May 2020 Beer sales in the country have dropped by at least 25% since strict penalties on inebriated drivers took effect on Jan. 1, and the police have issued more than 6,200 fines, according to local media. John Boudreau,, "Vietnam’s Tough New Drunk-Driving Law Is Hurting Beer Sales," 6 May 2020 The driver was still inside the car and appeared to be confused and inebriated. cleveland, "Motel guest tells police to arrest her: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter," 12 Mar. 2020 Year of the Rabbit, starring Matt Berry as the perpetually inebriated London detective inspector Rabbit, premieres tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 p.m. ET on IFC. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, "‘Year of the Rabbit’ premiere | How to watch, live stream, time, TV channel," 20 Feb. 2020 The grandstands back right up to the next hole, and the rowdy fans, while perhaps very inebriated, are still usually capable of turning their bodies around 180 degrees to heckle the same golfers who just escaped the clutches of the coliseum. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Waste Management Phoenix Open offers high rewards on hole 17 who those who survive 16," 28 Jan. 2020 The Masked Observer was only a few feet from a near-tragic Carnival casualty, however, as an inebriated guest proudly sporting a mullet wandered onto the dance floor during callouts. al, "Order of Osiris offers the Masked Observer a feast of friends," 20 Feb. 2020 That can be subtle, like the way Dinah (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) watches out of the corner of her eye as a man takes interest in an inebriated Harley. Jeva Lange, TheWeek, "Birds of Prey," 7 Feb. 2020 The night spiraled and a severely inebriated LaBeouf was arrested, putting the future of the movie in jeopardy. Piya Sinha-roy, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Peanut Butter Falcon' Star Helped Changed Shia LaBeouf's Life," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of inebriated

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inebriated

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The first known use of inebriated was in 1609

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4 Jun 2020

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“Inebriated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of inebriated

formal : affected by drinking too much alcohol

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