- causing or capable of causing intoxication: intoxicating beverages.
- exhilarating; exciting: an intoxicating idea.
Origin of intoxicating
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Examples from the Web for intoxicatingly
It seemed to smell very sweet; and the sensation of seeing it and smelling it was intoxicatingly delightful.Tell England
Wagner's melodies are so heavily and intoxicatingly sweet, that they are almost narcotic.Music-Study in Germany
The colours are intoxicatingly lovely; but the shapes are mean and bad—deliberately mean and bad.The Innocence of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
She was as severely virtuous as she was intoxicatingly beautiful.
Its only in dreams that one can come so intoxicatingly close to the object of ones love.The Duel
A. I. Kuprin
- (of an alcoholic drink) producing in a person a state ranging from euphoria to stupor, usually accompanied by loss of inhibitions and control; inebriating
- stimulating, exciting, or producing great elation
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