Definitions

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

  • adj. Exhilarated or stupefied by or as if by alcohol; intoxicated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Behaving as though affected by alcohol including exhilaration, and a dumbed or stupefied manner.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of inebriate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. under the influence of alcohol; intoxicated; drunk.

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

  • adj. stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

Etymologies

From Latin inebriatus, past participle of inebriare ("to intoxicate"), from ēbrius ("drunk") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Believing as I do that all persons act as they must, it makes not the slightest difference whether the person so acting is what we call inebriated, or sane, or insane

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews

  • Why I think you may be inebriated is that you obviously think that any of those young ladies with hiphugger jeans and tattoos on their backs might possibly be reading your weblog.

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  • I was arrested last knight at a bar (Sherlocks) in Addison Texas, for a P. I … I was inebriated, that is generally why I go to bars in the first place (first mistake), but they literally came inside and arrested me claiming that i threatened attack my server (who I was actually very attracted to) and then proceeded drag me off in their handy dandy Show me your papers mobile … Now don't think i was falling down drunk that isn't the case i was fully coherent.

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

  • She dismissed several passengers 'claims that Slater was "inebriated," then Vieira asked about the fact that on Steven Slater's MySpace profile, Slater wrote "Beating alcoholism and substance abuse' one day at a time 'has opened up new worlds of opportunity for me, "yet he grabbed two beers on his way out of the plane.

    Cynthia Susanne, Steven Slater's Ex-Wife, On 'Today Show': I Don't Know Him To Be An Alcoholic (VIDEO)

  • Dr. Leslie E. Keeley would be appalled by how many people are getting drunk -- "inebriated," he would say -- on New Year's E.e.

    If Dr. Keeley Could See You Now,

  • If the Washingotn Post-owned Slate wants to continue to publish this kind of inebriated, partisan, journalistically amoral crap they can watch their own credibility roll around like backwash in the bottom of a Hitchens bottle.

    Firedoglake » And In This Corner…Juan Cole

  • September 8th, 2009 TILA TEQUILA has blasted her American football star boyfriend SHAWNE MERRIMAN - insisting allegations she was "inebriated" prior to his arrest on suspicion of choking and restraining her are false.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • He insisted he had simply tried to prevent Tequila, real name Tila Nguyen, from leaving his house after a row because she was "inebriated".

    Femalefirst.co.uk - Celebrity Gossip + Lifestyle Magazine

  • Didion's play on words is a take-off on "inebriated," another condition that makes drivers hazards to themselves and other motorists.

    The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

  • Vijayan was moving towards the venue of the reception here after receiving a guard of honour from the red volunteers at the Central Bazar on Tuesday evening, when a chappal was thrown at him allegedly by a man in an 'inebriated' state.

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  • Quit talking out of your Nyquil-inebriated head and get to sleep.

    January 25, 2009

  • April 9, 2007