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

  • adj. Serving to intoxicate.
  • n. An intoxicant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Intoxicating agent.
  • adj. Intoxicating; inebriating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Intoxicating.
  • n. Anything that intoxicates, as opium, alcohol, etc.; an intoxicant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Intoxicating.
  • n. Anything that intoxicates, as opium.

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

  • n. a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent


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  • It's best, I think, if I'm going to have some kind of inebriant, to have drunk it up before taking my medicine, leaving m'trhoat all the more warm and coated.


  • But it seemed so much easier, then, to numb the pain with whatever inebriant she could get her hands on.

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  • Wren, he guessed, might or might not “wait for him” in Gansevoort, as she seemed to have no plans beyond the next jar of inebriant.

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  • It is basically a tale from the mind of an inebriant.

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  • It is the socially approved drug, however, and for a very important reason: it has the edge as a "better" drug in a most significant respect, that its addictive potential is lower than heroin, and for centuries, the majority of people have used it as a mild and sometimes not so mild pleasurable inebriant without dire consequence.

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  • Sacerdotes (inquit) vestri, qui seipsos exhibere deberent alijs in exemplum, in malis iacent actibus, parùm curant de Templi seruitio: habitu et studijs se conformant mundo: se inebriant vino, continentiam infringentes, cum fraude negotiantes, ac praua principibus consilia ingerentes.

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  • YMMV, and some people will react strongly and negatively to pot, but on a general level it's a fairly mild inebriant.

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  • Marijuana and inebriant use in general was considered to be

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  • A few of them, including Williams, also believe police's announcement of Stiles's 368 blood-alcohol level at the time of his arrival in the ER was an attempt to blame Stiles 'inebriant behavior for his injury. stories

  • Further, archeological evidence of burnt cannabis indicates as a Shamanic inebriant this use goes back at least 5,500, and use of it for this purpose can be found at throughout the ancient world, and at the inception of some of the world's oldest existing religions.

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