inebriety

inebriety

[in-i-brahy-i-tee]
noun
drunkenness; intoxication.

Origin:
1780–90; in-2 + obsolete ebriety < Latin ēbrietās, equivalent to ēbri(us) drunk + -etās, variant of -itās -ity

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inebriate
 
vb
1.  to make drunk; intoxicate
2.  to arouse emotionally; make excited
 
n
3.  a person who is drunk, esp habitually
 
adj
4.  drunk, esp habitually
 
[C15: from Latin inēbriāre, from in-² + ēbriāre to intoxicate, from ēbrius drunk]
 
inebri'ation
 
n
 
inebriety
 
n

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