Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a chronic drinker
  2. (verb, consumption) become drunk or drink excessively
  3. (verb, consumption) make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
  4. (verb, emotion) fill with sublime emotion
    He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Inebriate

  1. 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. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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