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verb 
  1. (often with up) To make or become sober.
  2. (often with up) To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.
    ''I took him hours to sober up.
Translations: 
  • German: ausní¼chtern
    (trans-bottom)
adjective (comparative: soberer, superlative: soberest)
  1. not drunk; not intoxicated
  2. not given to excessive drinking of alcohol;
  3. in character; moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 230d.
    • : Which is the finest and soberest state possible.
      1. dull; not bright or colorful;
Translations: 
  • French: sobre
  • German: gedeckt (of colours)
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: From Old French sobre < Latin sobrius ("without wine") < se- ("without") + ebrius ("intoxicated"), of unknown origin.


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