In*e"bri*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inebriated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Inebriating (?).] [L. inebriatus, p. p. of inebriare; pref. in- in + ebriare to make drunk, fr. ebrius drunk. See Ebriety.]

1.

To make drunk; to intoxicate.

The cups That cheer but not inebriate. Cowper.

2.

Fig.: To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate or elate as if by spirituous drink; to deprive of sense and judgment; also, to stupefy.

The inebriating effect of popular applause. Macaulay.

 

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In*e"bri*ate, v. i.

To become drunk.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

 

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In*e"bri*ate (?), a. [L. inebriatus, p. p.]

Intoxicated; drunk; habitually given to drink; stupefied.

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

 

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In*e"bri*ate, n.

One who is drunk or intoxicated; esp., an habitual drunkard; as, an asylum fro inebriates.

Some inebriates have their paroxysms of inebriety. E. Darwin.

 

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