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INEBRIATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does inebriation mean? 

INEBRIATION (noun)
  The noun INEBRIATION has 2 senses:

1. habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
2. a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol

  Familiarity information: INEBRIATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INEBRIATION (noun)


Sense 1inebriation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

alcohol addiction; alcoholism; inebriation; drunkenness

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

drug addiction; white plague (an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug))


Sense 2inebriation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

drunkenness; tipsiness; insobriety; inebriety; intoxication; inebriation

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

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)

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

grogginess (a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol)

sottishness (stupefaction from drink)


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