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.
- enPR: ĭ-nēʹbrē-ā-tĭd, IPA(key): /ɪˈniː.bɹi.eɪ.tɪd/
inebriated (comparative more inebriated, superlative most inebriated)
- 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.
behaving as though affected by alcohol
- simple past tense and past participle of inebriate