verb (used with object), in·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing.

  1. to make drunk; intoxicate.
  2. to exhilarate, confuse, or stupefy mentally or emotionally.


  1. an intoxicated person.
  2. a habitual drunkard.


  1. Also in·e·bri·at·ed. drunk; intoxicated.

verb (ɪnˈiːbrɪˌeɪt) (tr)

  1. to make drunk; intoxicate
  2. to arouse emotionally; make excited

noun (ɪnˈiːbrɪɪt)

  1. a person who is drunk, esp habitually

adjective (ɪnˈiːbrɪɪt) inebriated

  1. drunk, esp habitually

v.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.

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