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Definition of "inebriate" [in•e•bri•ate]

  • To make drunk; intoxicate. (verb-transitive)
  • To exhilarate or stupefy as if with alcohol. (verb-transitive)
  • Intoxicated. (adjective)
  • An intoxicated person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inebriate" in a sentence
  • "Like the sparkle of the red wine to the inebriate are the seductive influences of the ballroom."
  • "Bones evade her as he did us at such moments, or would he save our reputation, and consent, for the moment, to accept her as a new kind of inebriate?"
  • "But Roger felt far otherwise; and this sudden qualm of conscience once quelled (I will say there seemed much of palliation in the matter), a kind of inebriate feeling of delight filled his mind, and Steady Acton plodded on to the meadow yonder, half a mile a-head, in a species of delirious complacency."