verb (used with object), in·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing.
- to make drunk; intoxicate.
- to exhilarate, confuse, or stupefy mentally or emotionally.
- an intoxicated person.
- a habitual drunkard.
- Also in·e·bri·at·ed. drunk; intoxicated.
verb (ɪnˈiːbrɪˌeɪt) (tr)
- to make drunk; intoxicate
- to arouse emotionally; make excited
- a person who is drunk, esp habitually
adjective (ɪnˈiːbrɪɪt) inebriated
- drunk, esp habitually
late 15c., from Latin inebriatus, past participle of inebriare “to make drunk,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + ebriare “make drunk,” from ebrius “drunk,” of unknown origin. Related: Inebriated; inebriating. Also inebriacy; inebriant (n. and adj.); inebriety; and inebrious.