Definition of inebriant in English:

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Pronunciation: /iˈnēbrēənt/


(Of a substance) intoxicating: beware of inebriant concoctions disguised as ordinary punch
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • He soon saw the ill effects of inebriants on the performance of a cavalry and promoted prohibition.
  • Analogizing love to an inebriant, the heart intimates that it is beginning to recognize the alluring yet potentially dangerous effects of sexual intimacy.

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Syllabification: in·e·bri·ant

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