inebriation inebriation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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. (n) a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol

Usage(s):

  1. Some friends cause hypertension, some cause inebriation and some, it is now confirmed, cause obesity.
  2. At a school that offers a degree in fermentation sciences, the SigEps of old stood out for their love of inebriation.
  3. Some friends cause hypertension, some cause inebriation and some, it is now confirmed, cause obesity.

News

  • When Describing Intoxication, Women Use Softer Terms Like ‘Tipsy’

    Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When drinking, it can be difficult to accurately describe to anyone else precisely how you are feeling. This isn't because inebriation has left you without your faculties, however. According to a new study from the University at Buffalo, SUNY, people use different words like "hammered" or "tipsy" to describe their level of intoxication. More ...
    on July 11, 2013     Source: redOrbit

Quotes

  1. * Donald Trump says sobriety is one key to success: "I don't drink alcohol, so I don't have impaired speech or make mistakes due to inebriation, and I don't have hangovers. I'm always ready for the next morning, seven days a week."
    on Apr 7, 2007 By: Donald Trump Source: New York Post (registration)

  2. "There is a loss of all proportion here, an inebriation of the press. There is new meat to catch, a new object to beat up," Minister of Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman, Chairman of Israel Beitenu party, told Army Radio on Wednesday morning...
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: Avigdor Lieberman Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. "The neoconservative faction of the Republican Party does not believe the federal deficit is a problem," Stelzer said. "They have imbibed this supply- side notion to the point of inebriation."
    on Nov 20, 2004 By: Irwin Stelzer Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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