inebriated

adjective
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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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. 1983 He was clearly inebriated when he left the bar. after a night spent partying, the fraternity brothers were all severely inebriated
Recent Examples on the Web The result was a nightlife scene that expanded both its hours and its geographic locations, reducing the crime and nuisance associated with inebriated revelers flooding a small main drag all at once. Fixing Our City Podcast, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 July 2022 Gosling played an inebriated narrator of The Night Before Christmas poem, while Mendes played his wife, asleep in bed. Jolene Latimer, PEOPLE.com, 29 June 2022 But open flames and lamp oil and inebriated party guests don’t always mix. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 18 May 2022 As the event wound down, several inebriated people hopped behind the bar and poured themselves drinks. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 Cementing their status as the biggest group of 1988, the third straight top 10 hit from Appetite for Destruction was penned while its inebriated members were traveling home from a San Francisco gig in a rental van. Jon O'brien, Billboard, 28 Feb. 2022 As a result, such visits were often accompanied by uncontrolled, inebriated parties. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Mar. 2022 Dating to the 1800s, this jail housed debtors and inebriated sailors, among others. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2022 After her inebriated exit from the Ivy League — which isn't likely to garner any recommendation letters from her superior, Dr. Pruitt (Whoopi Goldberg) — she's also left trying to figure out her future in academia. Marcus Jones, EW.com, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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19 Jul 2022

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“Inebriated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inebriated. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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