un inebriating

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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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.
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