Definition of inebriate :
1. Fig.: To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate or elate as if by spirituous drink; to deprive of sense and judgment; also, to stupefy.
2. Intoxicated; drunk; habitually given to drink; stupefied.
3. One who is drunk or intoxicated; esp., an habitual drunkard; as, an asylum fro inebriates.
4. To become drunk.
5. To make drunk; to intoxicate.
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- To the south about a mile there was apparently a more solid rise, and I walked over to it, but there was no cup either to cheer or inebriate. - "Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1", Ernest Giles.
- He wondered also whether the ghosts could not be overcome with strong drink- a dissipated spook, a spook with delirium tremens, might be committed to the inebriate asylum. - "Humorous Ghost Stories", Dorothy Scarborough.
- An inebriate passed, shouldered and disturbed his chair, and rising to put it straight again, the gambler was seen to be about the height and build of Donnegan. - "Gunman's Reckoning", Max Brand.