One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a substance) intoxicating.‘beware of inebriant concoctions disguised as ordinary punch’
- ‘It was also supposed, perhaps in consequence of this anti-inebriant quality, to render a man energetic and diligent in business and to insure peace of mind.’
- ‘This is formulated for either a tea or to be steeped in vodka for an inebriant brew.’
An inebriating substance or agent; an intoxicant.‘the seedpod is a powerful inebriant’
- ‘But it needs to be remembered that, historically, vodka was mostly a plebian and proletarian inebriant, made in a matter of hours from any glut of vegetables.’
- ‘He soon saw the ill effects of inebriants on the performance of a cavalry and promoted prohibition.’
- ‘Unlike beer, which some wine aficionados describe as ‘the inebriant of the lout and half-wit’, wine requires drinkers to develop a complex sense of taste.’
- ‘Analogizing love to an inebriant, the heart intimates that it is beginning to recognize the alluring yet potentially dangerous effects of sexual intimacy.’
- ‘It is amazing, when you get to a certain age you talk about sleep in the same way you spoke about inebriants 20 or 25 years ago’
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