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- (rare, dated) The state or characteristic of drunkenness, especially as a persistent condition.
- 1892 June 2, “Killed by an Inebriacy Cure”, in New York Times, page 9:
- 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 March 5, “Orrine Does Cure Drunkenness”, in Daily Times, USA, page 2:
- "I have had a remarkable case of inebriacy under my personal observation. The patient drank heavily for fifteen years and reach a degraded condition."
- ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.