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Noun: inebriation  in'ee-bree,ey-shun
  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
    - alcoholism, alcohol addiction, drunkenness
  2. A temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    - drunkenness, inebriety, intoxication, tipsiness, insobriety

Derived forms: inebriations

Type of: drug addiction, temporary state, white plague

Encyclopedia: Inebriation