AskDefine | Define inebriate

Dictionary Definition

inebriate n : a chronic drinker [syn: drunkard, drunk, rummy, sot]


1 fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success" [syn: exhilarate, thrill, exalt, beatify]
2 make drunk (with alcoholic drinks) [syn: intoxicate, soak]
3 become drunk or drink excessively [syn: souse, soak, hit it up]

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  1. to make drunk

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Verb form

  1. second-person plural indicative present of inebriare
  2. second-person plural imperative of inebriare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

addle, addled, alcoholic, alcoholic addict, bacchanal, bacchanalian, beery, befuddle, bemuse, bemused, besot, besotted, bibber, big drunk, blind drunk, boozer, carouser, chronic alcoholic, chronic drunk, crapulent, crapulous, devotee of Bacchus, dipsomaniac, dizzy, drenched, drinker, drunk, drunkard, drunken, far-gone, flustered, fou, full, gay, giddy, glorious, guzzler, happy, hard drinker, heavy drinker, imbiber, in liquor, inebriated, inebrious, intoxicate, intoxicated, jolly, lovepot, lush, maudlin, mellow, merry, muddled, nappy, oenophilist, pathological drinker, pot companion, problem drinker, reeling, reveler, serious drinker, shikker, soak, soaker, social drinker, sodden, sot, sotted, swigger, swiller, thirsty soul, tiddly, tippler, tipsy, toper, tosspot, under the influence, wassailer, winebibber
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