inebriate[in ē′brē āt′; for adj. & n., -it, -āt′]
- to make drunk; intoxicate
- to excite; exhilarate
Origin: < L inebriatus, pp. of inebriare, to intoxicate < in-, intens. + ebriare, to make drunk < ebrius, drunk
- inebriation noun
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transitive verb in·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing, in·e·bri·ates
- To make drunk; intoxicate.
- To exhilarate or stupefy as if with alcohol.
Origin: Latin inēbriāre, inēbriāt- : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + ēbriāre, to intoxicate (from ēbrius, drunk; see egwh- in Indo-European roots).
- in·eˌbri·aˈtion noun