inebriate

[v. in-ee-bree-eyt, ih-nee-; n., adj. in-ee-bree-it, ih-nee-]
verb (used with object), inebriated, inebriating.
1.
to make drunk; intoxicate.
2.
to exhilarate, confuse, or stupefy mentally or emotionally.
noun
3.
an intoxicated person.
4.
a habitual drunkard.
adjective
5.
Also, inebriated. drunk; intoxicated.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin inēbriātus past participle of inēbriāre to make drunk, equivalent to in- in-2 + ēbri(us) drunk + -ātus -ate1

inebriation, noun
uninebriated, adjective
uninebriating, adjective


4. See drunkard.
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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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Word Origin & History

inebriate
mid-15c., originally an adj., from L. inebriatus, pp. of inebriare "to make drunk," from in- "in" + ebriare "make drunk," from ebrius "drunk," of unknown origin. The verb meaning "to intoxicate" is first recorded late 15c.

inebriated
"drunken," c.1600, pp. adj. from inebriate.
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Example sentences
And everyone must endure the screams of jet engines and inebriated servicemen.
One was a guy who got bombed at lunch and gave the talk while inebriated.
Now the pygmies languish outside it, unskilled at cultivating crops and often
  inebriated.
Fatal mine accidents are common, often caused by crude explosives handled by
  inexperienced or inebriated miners.
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