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intoxicating

[in-tok-si-key-ting]
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adjective
  1. causing or capable of causing intoxication: intoxicating beverages.
  2. exhilarating; exciting: an intoxicating idea.

Origin of intoxicating

First recorded in 1625–35; intoxicate + -ing2
Related formsin·tox·i·cat·ing·ly, adverbnon·in·tox·i·cat·ing, adjectivenon·in·tox·i·cat·ing·ly, adverbun·in·tox·i·cat·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for non-intoxicating

Historical Examples

  • He can read almost anything and in any language, provided it is not non-intoxicating.

    The Art of Letters

    Robert Lynd

  • A non-intoxicating drink usually made from rye-malt and rye-flour.

  • On the Midland Railway, also, a reduction in the price of non-intoxicating beverages has been made.

  • But here was a public house offering a non-intoxicating beverage, and its appeal was instant and universal.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers


British Dictionary definitions for non-intoxicating

intoxicating

adjective
  1. (of an alcoholic drink) producing in a person a state ranging from euphoria to stupor, usually accompanied by loss of inhibitions and control; inebriating
  2. stimulating, exciting, or producing great elation
Derived Formsintoxicatingly, adverb
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