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)
Like the sparkle of the red wine to the inebriate are the seductive influences of the ballroom.
Bones evade her as he did us at such moments, or would he save our reputation, and consent, for the moment, to accept her as a new kind of inebriate?
But Roger felt far otherwise; and this sudden qualm of conscience once quelled (I will say there seemed much of palliation in the matter), a kind of inebriate feeling of delight filled his mind, and Steady Acton plodded on to the meadow yonder, half a mile a-head, in a species of delirious complacency.
Until my recent trip to Anchorage, Alaska, I had never heard the term "Chronic Public Inebriate," yet in Alaska the word "inebriate" is spoken everywhere.
Yet in Alaska the word "inebriate" is spoken everywhere.
He was greeted with round on round of affectionate cheers, which brought a suspicious moisture to his eyes, albeit many of the voices were inarticulate and inebriate.
The kids are all resourceful and responsible and pitch in financially when needed, while dad is an incontinent, inveterate, indecorous inebriate.
Had she been some rowdy inebriate they might have turned the plane around or emergency-landed.
Ready availability being the most precious of Prohibition virtues, gin was lifted above the historical pedigree that led Willa Cather to call it “the consolation of sailors and inebriate scrub-women.”
In silence, she sipped her wine and seduced the big yellow moon with her naked body until her sadness was beginning to inebriate itself away.