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inebriacy ‎(uncountable)

  1. (rare, dated) The state or characteristic of drunkenness, especially as a persistent condition.[1]
    • 1892, "Killed by an Inebriacy Cure", New York Times, 2 June, p. 9 (retrieved 30 Aug. 2010):
      WICHITA, Kan., June 1—George Bradshaw, son of a prominent resident here, died yesterday from causes alleged to have been brought about by the treatment he was taking for the cure of inebriacy.
    • 1910, "Orrine Does Cure Drunkenness," Daily Times (USA), 5 March, p. 2 (retrieved 30 Aug. 2010):
      "I have had a remarkable case of inebriacy under my personal observation. The patient drank heavily for fifteen years and reach a degraded condition."



  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.