inebriate




If a party host wants to inebriate her guests, she’ll serve them many alcoholic drinks. In other words, she’ll try to get them drunk.

Use the verb inebriate to describe what happens when someone or something intoxicates a person. If you realize that your lemonade is inebriating you, you probably accidentally ordered an alcoholic drink that tastes like lemonade. You can also use inebriate to describe something that’s beautiful or thrilling: “There is nothing like watching the sun rise over the mountains to inebriate me.” The Latin root, inebriatus, simply means “to make drunk.”

Definitions of inebriate
  1. verb

    make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

    synonyms:
    intoxicate, soak
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    types:

    befuddle, fuddle

    make stupid with alcohol
    type of:

    affect

    act physically on; have an effect upon

  2. verb

    become drunk or drink excessively

    synonyms:
    hit it up, soak, souse
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    type of:

    booze, drink, fuddle

    consume alcohol

  3. verb

    fill with sublime emotion

    “He was
    inebriated by his phenomenal success”
    synonyms:
    beatify, exalt, exhilarate, thrill, tickle pink
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    type of:

    elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift

    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

  4. noun

    a chronic drinker

    synonyms:
    drunk, drunkard, rummy, sot, wino
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    types:

    alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, soaker, souse

    a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    type of:

    drinker, imbiber, juicer, toper

    a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)

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