inebriated

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English

Etymology

From Latin inēbriātus, past participle of inēbriō (intoxicate) from in- +‎ ēbrius (drunk, intoxicated) from Proto-Italic *ēɣʷrjos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ēgʷʰ-ryo-s from root *h₁egʷʰ- (drink); whence also ebrious and inebriate.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĭ-nēʹbrē-ā-tĭd, IPA(key): /ɪˈniː.bɹi.eɪ.tɪd/
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Adjective

inebriated (comparative more inebriated, superlative most inebriated)

  1. Behaving as though affected by alcohol including exhilaration, and a dumbed or stupefied manner.
    • 2014 April 21, “Subtle effects”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8884:
      Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese, a silvery metal, began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated.

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Verb

inebriated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of inebriate