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Meaning of INEBRIATE

Pronunciation:  in'eebree`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a chronic drinker
  2. [v]  become drunk; drink excessively
  3. [v]  make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
  4. [v]  fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"

INEBRIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: beatify, drunk, drunkard, exalt, exhilarate, hit it up, intoxicate, rummy, soak, sot, souse, thrill
 See Also: affect, alcoholic, befuddle, booze, boozer, dipsomaniac, drink, drinker, elate, fuddle, imbiber, intoxicate, juicer, lift up, lush, pick up, soaker, souse, toper, uplift



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*e"bri*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inebriated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Inebriating}.] [L. inebriatus, p. p. of
    inebriare; pref. in- in + ebriare to make drunk, fr. ebrius
    drunk. See {Ebriety}.]
    1. To make drunk; to intoxicate.
             The cups That cheer but not inebriate. --Cowper.
    2. Fig.: To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate or elate as
       if by spirituous drink; to deprive of sense and judgment;
       also, to stupefy.
             The inebriating effect of popular applause.
  2. \In*e"bri*ate\, v. i.
    To become drunk. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  3. \In*e"bri*ate\, a. [L. inebriatus, p. p.]
    Intoxicated; drunk; habitually given to drink; stupefied.
          Thus spake Peter, as a man inebriate and made drunken
          with the sweetness of this vision, not knowing what he
          said.                                    --Udall.
  4. \In*e"bri*ate\, n.
    One who is drunk or intoxicated; esp., an habitual drunkard;
    as, an asylum fro inebriates.
          Some inebriates have their paroxysms of inebriety. --E.
Thesaurus Terms
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