verb (used with object), in·tox·i·cat·ed, in·tox·i·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), in·tox·i·cat·ed, in·tox·i·cat·ing.
Origin of intoxicate
Examples from the Web for intoxicate
A man in New-York enjoys such very excellent spirits that he has only to drink water to intoxicate himself.
It was impetuous, affected, forced even; he sought to intoxicate himself with noise and carnage.The Vicomte de Bragelonne|Alexandre Dumas
That is why they are so prone to intoxicate themselves; they wish to get away, to form a world for themselves.The Bridal March; One Day|Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
Lest you be the martyred slaves of Time, intoxicate yourselves, be drunken without cease!The Poems and Prose Poems of Charles Baudelaire|Charles Baudelaire
Every art, from architecture to poetry, is enlisted, in order to move and intoxicate the human soul.The Kingdom of God is Within You, What is Art|Lyof N. Tolstoi
British Dictionary definitions for intoxicate
Word Origin for intoxicate
Word Origin and History for intoxicate
"to poison," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin intoxicatus, past participle of intoxicare "to poison," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + toxicare "to poison," from toxicum "poison" (see toxic). Meaning "make drunk" first recorded 1570s. Related: Intoxicated; intoxicating.