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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To inebriation
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

inebriation in·e·bri·a·tion (ĭn-ē'brē-ā'shən)
n.
The condition of being intoxicated, as with alcohol.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
If you want inebriation without the moderating effect of the digestive system or absorption by food.
Loss of vision and even blindness can also occur after exposure to amounts of methanol causing inebriation.
Most of the guests at the party were consuming alcohol as well and were in various stages of inebriation.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;