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intoxicate

[ verb in-tok-si-keyt; adjective in-tok-suh-kit, -keyt ]
/ verb 瑟n藞t蓲k s瑟藢ke瑟t; adjective 瑟n藞t蓲k s蓹 k瑟t, -藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路tox路i路cat路ed, in路tox路i路cat路ing.
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.
verb (used without object), in路tox路i路cat路ed, in路tox路i路cat路ing.
to cause or produce intoxication: having the power to intoxicate.
adjective
Archaic. intoxicated.
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Origin of intoxicate

1375鈥1425; late Middle English <Medieval Latin intoxic膩tus, past participle of intoxic膩re to poison. See in-2, toxic, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM intoxicate

in路tox路i路ca路ble [in-tok-si-kuh-buhl], /瑟n藞t蓲k s瑟 k蓹 b蓹l/, adjectivein路tox路i路ca路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for intoxicate

intoxicate
/ (瑟n藞t蓲ks瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
(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

Derived forms of intoxicate

intoxicable, adjectiveintoxicative, adjectiveintoxicator, noun

Word Origin for intoxicate

C16: from Medieval Latin, from intoxic膩re to poison, from Latin toxicum poison; see toxic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for intoxicate

intoxicate
[ 沫n-t艔ks沫-k膩t鈥 ]

v.
To stupefy or excite, as by the action of a chemical substance such as alcohol.
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