from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make drunk; intoxicate.
  • transitive v. To exhilarate or stupefy as if with alcohol.
  • adj. Intoxicated.
  • n. An intoxicated person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who is intoxicated, especially one who is habitually drunk.
  • v. To cause to be drunk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Intoxicated; drunk; habitually given to drink; stupefied.
  • n. One who is drunk or intoxicated; esp., an habitual drunkard.
  • intransitive v. To become drunk.
  • transitive v. To make drunk; to intoxicate.
  • transitive v. Fig.: To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate or elate as if by spirituous drink; to deprive of sense and judgment; also, to stupefy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make drunk; intoxicate.
  • Figuratively, to exhilarate extravagantly; intoxicate mentally or emotionally.
  • Drunk; intoxicated, literally or figuratively.
  • n. A habitual drunkard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. fill with sublime emotion
  • n. a chronic drinker
  • v. become drunk or drink excessively
  • v. make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)


Latin inēbriāre, inēbriāt- : in-, intensive pref.; + ēbriāre, to intoxicate (from ēbrius, drunk).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin inebriare, from ebrius, drunk (Wiktionary)


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