inebriate (plural inebriates)

  1. A person who is intoxicated, especially one who is habitually drunk.
    • 1889, Horatio Alger, Driven From Home, ch. 18:
      As he walked along, the inebriate, whose gait was at first unsteady, recovered his equilibrium and required less help.
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inebriate (inebriates, present participle inebriating; past and past participle inebriated)

  1. (transitive) To cause to be drunk; to intoxicate.
  2. (transitive, figurative) To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate, elate or stupefy as if by spirituous drink.
    • 1841, Thomas Macaulay, Comic Dramatists of the Restoration (printed in Edinburgh Review, January 1841)
      the inebriating effect of popular applause
  3. (intransitive) To become drunk.
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  1. intoxicated; drunk
    • Thus spake Peter, as a man inebriate and made drunken with the sweetness of this vision, not knowing what he said.

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