inebriant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inebriant a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inebriant Anything that intoxicates, as opium, alcohol, etc.; an intoxicant.
    • a Inebriant Intoxicating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inebriant Intoxicating.
    • n inebriant Anything that intoxicates, as opium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inebriant intoxicating—also n.ns. Inebriā′tion, Inebrī′ety, drunkenness: intoxication
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Quotations

  • George Steiner
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    “There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inebrians, p. pr. of inebriare,. See Inebriate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inebriāre, -ātumin, inten., ebriāre, to make drunk—ebrius, drunk.

Usage

In literature:

When the full goblets with persuasive wine, Inebriate with bright eloquence divine?
"Ebrietatis Encomium" by Boniface Oinophilus
The headaches are certain to follow this inebriation.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
On this last point, of inebriation, this is certainly a wonderful camp.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
I was for shutting Lorimer up in an inebriate asylum; but Beatrix opposed the idea.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
The joyous inebriation was wearing off.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
These phenomena led my father to the conclusion that Martinengo was an inebriate in the first stage of paralytical dementia.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
Some female inebriates are sexually cold and repulse men; but others are erotic and even nymphomaniacs.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The Inebriate's Home is licensed for twenty male inebriates who are charged from 25s.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
This is one reason why inebriates do not generally live to advanced age.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Maginn went, of course inebriated, and returned worse.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
If it is found to cheer, it will certainly not inebriate.
"God and Mr. Wells" by William Archer
It is the cup that cheers and does not inebriate.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
The other two had also simulated inebriation, but only to a slight extent.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
The effects of intoxicants are variously modified by the temperament of the individual and the nature of the inebriant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
Whereupon the light up above immediately went out, just as if the one-eyed inebriate had dropped off to sleep.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
The inebriated look very sheepish and ashamed to-day.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
I would like very much to establish a nice, expensive home for inebriates.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
Blood of Christ, inebriate me!
"Mary, Help of Christians" by Various
In due course he halted before the inebriated one with the glittering tie-pin in the smoking compartment of the parlor car.
"The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard
He advanced upon the fashionable inebriate, and paused at his table.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
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In poetry:

Consult them; they are eloquent
For senses not inebriate.
They trust thee on the star intent,
That leads to land their freight.
"The Last Contention" by George Meredith
Before thy throne we boast the name
Of Freemen:—God, thy frown is just.
Immortals, break your bonds of shame!
Arise, inebriates, from the dust!
"Hymn of the Emancipation" by John Pierpont
Daughter to the wind, snow-white butterfly,
Inebriate with perfume and sunlight,
Wandering from garden to amaranth,
And from iris to fiery rose alighting.
"To A Butterfly" by Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda
This is the hour they then foretold--
When earth, inebriate with crime,
Laughed right to scorn, and guilt, grown bold,
Knelt worshiping at mammon's shrine.
"“The Liberty Bells”" by Mary Baker Eddy
Then knew each rapt inebriate
A winged and glorious birth,
Soared upward, with strange joy elate,
Beat, with dazed head, Varuna's gate,
And, sobered, sank to earth.
"The Brewing Of Soma" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Fair dawn'd that April Sabbath morn; the voice
Of joyous birds awoke on every bough,
The woods, the shining waters, all rejoice—
But where? O lost inebriate! where art thou?
"On Seeing A Dead Body of A Man" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Computer scientists have published a paper detailing how two algorithms could be used in conjunction with thermal imaging to scan for inebriated people in public places.
Thanksgiving with the family is a lot more fun when you're inebriated.
The police chief is still on patrol here where the mayor says he's got no evidence that the man did anything but be a designated driver on March 3 when one of his passengers was perceived to be inebriated.
Sonoran Brewing Company's The Inebriator.
We don't remember drinking the Inebriator.
Newton High student inebriated at school.
Inebriated celebrants ring in the new year in 1936.
Video surfaces of inebriated Hasselhoff.
The final police report shows a Tennessee man and his friends appeared " inebriated " during a Georgia Dome football game minutes before that man fell 45 feet to his death.
Glee's Darren Criss' "Maybe Inebriated " Performance.
Before you think I may have already had one too many and am talking a load of nonsense, I present to you… The Inebriator.
'Spawned by inebriation:' Steeler sorry for wild DUI chase.
State Police usually must take to the roads to hunt for inebriated drivers.
LIFEGUARD Julian Niccolini, an owner of the Four Seasons restaurant, does not always wear hip waders, even though inebriated diners have ended up in the restaurant's pool.
An inebriated Albuquerque man who got his foot stuck underneath his motorcycle called the police for help.
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