Habitual indulgence in alcoholic beverages in excessive amounts. [L. in- intensive + ebrietas, drunkenness]

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in·ebri·ety .in-i-'brī-ət-ē n, pl -eties the state of being inebriated esp habitual drunkenness

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in·e·bri·e·ty (in″ə-briґə-te) inebriation.

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  • Inebriety — In e*bri e*ty, n. [See {Inebriate}, {Ebriety}.] Drunkenness; inebriation. E. Darwin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inebriety — index dipsomania, inebriation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inebriety — [in΄ē brī′ə tē] n. drunkenness; intoxication …   English World dictionary

  • inebriety — inebriate ► VERB ▪ make drunk; intoxicate. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ drunk; intoxicated. DERIVATIVES inebriation noun inebriety noun. ORIGIN Latin inebriare intoxicate …   English terms dictionary

  • inebriety — noun Etymology: probably blend of inebriation and ebriety drunkenness Date: 1801 the state of being inebriated ; drunkenness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inebriety — /in i bruy i tee/, n. drunkenness; intoxication. [1780 90; IN 2 + obs. ebriety < L ebrietas, equiv. to ebri(us) drunk + etas, var. of ITAS ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inebriety — noun The state of being inebriated; inebriation, drunkenness …   Wiktionary

  • inebriety — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. alcoholism, intoxication, insobriety; see drunkenness . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being intoxicated with alcoholic liquor: crapulence, drunkenness, inebriation, insobriety, intoxication, tipsiness. See …   English dictionary for students

  • inebriety — n. intoxication, drunkenness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inebriety — n. See inebriation …   New dictionary of synonyms

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