- affected by a substance that intoxicates; drunk; inebriated.
- mentally or emotionally exhilarated.
Origin of intoxicated
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- to affect temporarily with diminished physical and mental control by means of alcoholic liquor, a drug, or another substance, especially to excite or stupefy with liquor.
- to make enthusiastic; elate strongly, as by intoxicants; exhilarate: The prospect of success intoxicated him.
- Pathology. to poison.
- to cause or produce intoxication: having the power to intoxicate.
- Archaic. intoxicated.
Origin of intoxicate
Examples from the Web for intoxicated
Lehmberg ultimately pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.Yes, Rick Perry Could End Up Doing Time
August 22, 2014
Despite the intoxicated revelry that is an Avicii live show, his songs make few mentions of alcohol or drugs.Don't Blame Avicii For His Druggy Tour
June 27, 2014
At 1:30 a.m. on January 12, Talbot was arrested for driving while intoxicated.Far-Right Texas Terrorist Planned Murder And Robbery Spree in the Name of ‘Liberty’
April 1, 2014
No, they say, instead of their intoxicated deadbeat boyfriend, they want someone…someone like Putin.The Making of Brand Putin
Kristen Soltis Anderson
February 13, 2014
She told police she had been intoxicated, although bloodwork later indicated she had not been drinking.FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Wins Heisman Trophy
December 16, 2013
It was a dangerous desire, but it intoxicated and absorbed her.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
The very name of Casanova had intoxicated her with its aroma of a thousand conquests.Casanova's Homecoming
"You must not let yourself be intoxicated with this great success now," he said.
The public, so beloved and so loving, was intoxicated with joy.
And, on her side, she had been as it were intoxicated by the idea of making others happy.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- (of an alcoholic drink) to produce in (a person) a state ranging from euphoria to stupor, usually accompanied by loss of inhibitions and control; make drunk; inebriate
- to stimulate, excite, or elate so as to overwhelm
- (of a drug) to poison
Word Origin and History for intoxicated
1550s, "poisoned;" 1570s, "drunk," past participle adjective from intoxicate (v.).
- To stupefy or excite, as by the action of a chemical substance such as alcohol.