inebriate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin inebriare, from ebrius, drunk

Noun[edit]

inebriate (plural inebriates)

  1. A person who is intoxicated, especially one who is habitually drunk.
    • 1889, Horatio Alger, Driven From Home, ch. 18:
      As he walked along, the inebriate, whose gait was at first unsteady, recovered his equilibrium and required less help.

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Verb[edit]

inebriate (third-person singular simple present inebriates, present participle inebriating, simple past and past participle inebriated)

  1. (transitive) To cause to be drunk; to intoxicate.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate, elate or stupefy as if by spirituous drink.
    • Macaulay
      The inebriating effect of popular applause.
  3. (intransitive) To become drunk.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

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Adjective[edit]

inebriate (comparative more inebriate, superlative most inebriate)

  1. intoxicated; drunk
    • Udall
      Thus spake Peter, as a man inebriate and made drunken with the sweetness of this vision, not knowing what he said.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

inebriate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of inebriare
  2. second-person plural imperative of inebriare
  3. feminine plural of inebriato

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

inēbriāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of inēbriātus