Definition for E-BRI'E-TY

E-BRI'E-TY, n. [L. ebrietas, from ebrius, intoxicated. It appears by the Spanish embriagar, and the It. imbriacarsi, that ebrius is contracted by the loss of a palatal, and hence it is obvious that this word is from the Gr. βρεχω, to moisten, to drench. So drunk is from the root of drench.]

Drunkenness; intoxication by spirituous liquors. Brown.

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