verb (used with object), in·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing.
- to make drunk; intoxicate.
- to exhilarate, confuse, or stupefy mentally or emotionally.
- an intoxicated person.
- a habitual drunkard.
- Also in·e·bri·at·ed. drunk; intoxicated.
verb (ɪnˈiːbrɪˌeɪt) (tr)
- to make drunk; intoxicate
- to arouse emotionally; make excited
- a person who is drunk, esp habitually
adjective (ɪnˈiːbrɪɪt) inebriated
- drunk, esp habitually
1520s, from Late Latin inebriationem (nominative inebriatio), noun of action from past participle stem of inebriare (see inebriate).
late 15c., from Latin inebriatus, past participle of inebriare “to make drunk,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + ebriare “make drunk,” from ebrius “drunk,” of unknown origin. Related: Inebriated; inebriating. Also inebriacy; inebriant (n. and adj.); inebriety; and inebrious.
- The condition of being intoxicated, as with alcohol.