- to make drunk; intoxicate
- to excite; exhilarate
Origin of inebriate; from Classical Latin inebriatus, past participle of inebriare, to intoxicate ; from in-, intensive + ebriare, to make drunk ; from ebrius, drunk
transitive verbin·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing, in·e·bri·ates
- To make drunk; intoxicate.
- To exhilarate or stupefy.
Origin of inebriateLatin in&emacron;bri&amacron;re, in&emacron;bri&amacron;t- : in-, intensive pref.; see in–2 + &emacron;bri&amacron;re, to intoxicate (from &emacron;brius, drunk; see egwh- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present inebriates, present participle inebriating, simple past and past participle inebriated)
From Latin inebriare, from ebrius, drunk