inebriate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v inebriate become drunk or drink excessively
    • v inebriate make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
    • v inebriate fill with sublime emotion "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies","He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
    • n inebriate a chronic drinker
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inebriate 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."
    • a Inebriate 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."
    • n Inebriate One who is drunk or intoxicated; esp., an habitual drunkard; as, an asylum for inebriates . "Some inebriates have their paroxysms of inebriety."
    • v. i Inebriate To become drunk.
    • Inebriate To make drunk; to intoxicate. "The cups
      That cheer but not inebriate ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inebriate To make drunk; intoxicate.
    • inebriate Figuratively, to exhilarate extravagantly; intoxicate mentally or emotionally.
    • inebriate Drunk; intoxicated, literally or figuratively.
    • n inebriate A habitual drunkard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Inebriate in-ē′bri-āt to make drunk, to intoxicate: to exhilarate greatly
    • adj Inebriate drunk: intoxicated
    • n Inebriate a habitual drunkard
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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. inebriatus, p. p. of inebriare,; pref. in-, in + ebriare, to make drunk, fr. ebrius, drunk. See Ebriety

Usage

In literature:

They separated, and the inebriate staggered to his home.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
He is gay, open, and witty; his graver conversations steep you in a kind of inebriation.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Soon the tumult of the inebriated made us forget the roaring of the sea which threatened to engulf us.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
In due course he halted before the inebriated one with the glittering tie-pin in the smoking compartment of the parlor car.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
As the inebriated one rolled past he whispered a few words.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
He lost his life through inebriation, and its consequent folly and crime.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Let them look at the poor inebriate wallowing in his pollution.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
This is why he so speedily gets inebriated at the alehouse.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
Satan, also, has his cup; but it is sweet, and inebriates unto nausea.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
And alcohol is not the only substance that inebriates.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
He ground his teeth to master this encroaching inebriation of his will and judgment.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
That animated vat of inebriation has done went and landed in jail.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Without fermentation, or working, no worts, however rich, can inebriate.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Believe me you will regret it, if you become the wife of an inebriate.
"Little Wolf" by M. A. Cornelius
The meat-cutter received her with elaborate inebriate courtesy, loftily ignoring the officer.
"Neighbors" by Jacob A. Riis
Blood of Christ, inebriate me!
"General Catholic Devotions" by Bonaventure Hammer
He had, in fact, become inebriated with wrath and excitement.
"A Poached Peerage" by William Magnay
It now gave a tonic to an inebriate king.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy
It is the art of the supreme exaltation, of the inebriation of the body and soul and spirit of man.
"Far Off Things" by Arthur Machen
Denton's tongue had ceased its unmeaning flow of words, as its owner slowly sank into the deep slumber of inebriation.
"Menotah" by Ernest G. Henham
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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.
Community working together to help 'chronic inebriate ' population.
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.
Alcohol enemas rapidly speed up the process of inebriation by allowing the alcohol to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream and cutting out the middle man (a.k.a.
Check out the results when Mr Inebriated gets talked into trying the jump hurdles.
I don't think I was inebriated enough for the Interpol concert in Allentown.
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