Intoxication vs Inebriety - What's the difference?

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Intoxication is a related term of inebriety.


As nouns the difference between intoxication and inebriety

is that intoxication is a poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance while inebriety is the state of being inebriated; inebriation, drunkenness.

intoxication

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.
  • He suffered acute intoxication from the combined effects of several drugs.
  • The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk.
  • A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.
  • inebriety

    English

    Noun

    (inebrieties)
  • The state of being inebriated; inebriation, drunkenness.
  • References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.