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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  To  make  drunk;  to  intoxicate. 
 
  The  cups  That  cheer  but  not  inebriate.  --Cowper. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  inebriating  effect  of  popular  applause. 
  --Macaulay. 




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