Inebriating
Inebriate In*e"bri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inebriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inebriating}.] [L. inebriatus, p. p. of inebriare; pref. in- in + ebriare to make drunk, fr. ebrius drunk. See {Ebriety}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make drunk; to intoxicate. [1913 Webster]

The cups That cheer but not inebriate. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate or elate as if by spirituous drink; to deprive of sense and judgment; also, to stupefy. [1913 Webster]

The inebriating effect of popular applause. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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