One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounhumorous, formal
Drunkenness; intoxication.‘they were in an advanced state of inebriation’
intoxication, drunkenness, insobriety, tipsinessView synonyms
- ‘I have also carefully considered whether or not they are inaccurate historians because of their alleged level of alcohol inebriation that night.’
- ‘He added that people had also indulged in various cocktails of drugs in order to reach a state of complete inebriation.’
- ‘While all of these women are good drinkers, they practice forms of intoxication which extend well beyond their states of alcoholic inebriation.’
- ‘Now if this was not a family newspaper, I may use a stronger word than ‘drunk’ as it really doesn't do justice to the state of inebriation which makes us what we are.’
- ‘While on subject of inebriation, am convinced your horoscope writer must have been half-cut when he wrote yesterday's entry for Taurus.’
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