Inebriate

Definition of Inebriate

In`e´bri`ate
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Inebriated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inebriating .]
1.To make drunk; to intoxicate.
The cups
That cheer but not inebriate.
- Cowper.
2.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.
- Macaulay.
v. i.1.To become drunk.
a.1.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.
- Udall.
n.1.One who is drunk or intoxicated; esp., an habitual drunkard; as, an asylum for inebriates.
Some inebriates have their paroxysms of inebriety.
- E. Darwin.

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