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INEBRIATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does inebriate mean? 

INEBRIATE (noun)
  The noun INEBRIATE has 1 sense:

1. a chronic drinker

  Familiarity information: INEBRIATE used as a noun is very rare.


INEBRIATE (verb)
  The verb INEBRIATE has 3 senses:

1. fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink
2. make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
3. become drunk or drink excessively

  Familiarity information: INEBRIATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INEBRIATE (noun)


Sense 1inebriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chronic drinker

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

drunk; drunkard; inebriate; rummy; sot; wino

Hypernyms ("inebriate" is a kind of...):

drinker; imbiber; juicer; toper (a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "inebriate"):

alcoholic; alky; boozer; dipsomaniac; lush; soaker; souse (a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually)


INEBRIATE (verb)


Sense 1inebriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

inebriate; exhilarate; beatify; exalt; thrill

Context examples:

The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies / He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

Hypernyms (to "inebriate" is one way to...):

elate; intoxicate; lift up; pick up; uplift (fill with high spirits; fill with optimism)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2inebriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

inebriate; intoxicate; soak

Hypernyms (to "inebriate" is one way to...):

affect (act physically on; have an effect upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "inebriate"):

befuddle; fuddle (make stupid with alcohol)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 3inebriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become drunk or drink excessively

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

hit it up; souse; inebriate; soak

Hypernyms (to "inebriate" is one way to...):

booze; drink; fuddle (consume alcohol)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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