intoxicating

[ in-tok-si-key-ting ]
/ ɪnˈtɒk sɪˌkeɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

causing or capable of causing intoxication: intoxicating beverages.
exhilarating; exciting: an intoxicating idea.

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Origin of intoxicating

First recorded in 1625–35; intoxicate + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM intoxicating

in·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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British Dictionary definitions for intoxicating

intoxicating
/ (ɪnˈtɒksɪˌkeɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

(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

Derived forms of intoxicating

intoxicatingly, adverb
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