inebriate[in ē′brē āt′; for adj. & n., -it, -āt′]
transitive verbinebriated, inebriating
- to make drunk; intoxicate
- to excite; exhilarate
Origin of inebriate; from Classical Latin inebriatus, past participle of inebriare, to intoxicate ; from in-, intensive + ebriare, to make drunk ; from ebrius, drunk
transitive verbin·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing, in·e·bri·ates
- To make drunk; intoxicate.
- To exhilarate or stupefy.
Origin of inebriateLatin inēbriāre, inēbriāt- : in-, intensive pref.; see in–2 + ēbriāre, to intoxicate (from ēbrius, drunk; see egwh- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present inebriates, present participle inebriating, simple past and past participle inebriated)
From Latin inebriare, from ebrius, drunk