• WordNet 3.6
    • n inebriation a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    • n inebriation habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inebriation The condition of being inebriated; intoxication; figuratively, deprivation of sense and judgment by anything that exhilarates, as success. "Preserve him from the inebriation of prosperity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inebriation The act of inebriating, or the state of being inebriated; drunkenness; hence, extravagant exhilaration of any kind; mental or moral intoxication.
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  • George Steiner
    “There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inebriatio,


In literature:

A gleam of consciousness now visited his inebriated mind, and he bethought himself of retiring.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
Inebriates should be shut up in Alcoholloway Prison.
"Punch, Or the London Charivari, Volume 103, July 16, 1892" by Various
He arrived late in the banqueting hall, and there were indications that he was inebriated.
"Windjammers and Sea Tramps" by Walter Runciman
I suppose this is one of the advantages of an inebriates' home.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
The former kind of these inebriates have been observed to be more liable to diabetes and dropsy; and the latter to gout, gravel, and leprosy.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
An inebriated man who had set out to row a boat across a pond was observed to pursue a very devious course.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
Still, I madly drained the inebriating cup, and speedily my state was worse than ever.
"Stories of Achievement, Volume III (of 6)" by Various
Like the sparkle of the red wine to the inebriate are the seductive influences of the ballroom.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
So the higher we perch our inebriate asylums, the better for the patients.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
A fight or two was improvised, and unlicensed vendors set forth the bottle that inebriates.
"Bohemian Days" by Geo. Alfred Townsend

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.
On Sunday's Mad Men, beloved Sterling Cooper art director Salvatore Romano was cruelly relieved of his position after refusing to service an inebriated Texan.
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.
But this is Walker, and the company is a crowd of inebriated eelpout enthusiasts (sobriety check - repeat that three times), so rollicking fun trumps hubris.
The fired golf course manager at Henry Horton State Park denies an allegation of working while inebriated, and counters the prospect of a sex harassment complaint.
To add clarity, Komenda said that meant "no youth hostels next door with inebriated individuals" who may be "creating a disturbance right next to our property.
Community working together to help 'chronic inebriate ' population.
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.