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Origin of intoxicating
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 intoxicating
The residents of Arkansas decide Tuesday whether to legalize the sale of an intoxicating substance statewide.
“Some kinks need to be ironed out with the intoxicating open bar at the Mile High Club,” wrote Dowd.Maureen Dowd: ‘I Love’ Pot Billboard Using My Image, Will Use It for Christmas Card|Abby Haglage|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What made for an intoxicating courtship, however, resulted in a troubled marriage.
And so the Libyan revolution was intoxicating, which is why the world watched it much more closely than the dour Syrian struggle.It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the Disaster it is Today|Ann Marlowe|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The worldwide energy for soccer right now is intoxicating, and many of us have been World Cup zombies since June 12.Portland Is Ground Zero for the Best Women’s Soccer in the World|Evelyn Shoop|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the Greek writers on India mention that an intoxicating drink was made from rice, and the custom still prevails.Sagas from the Far East|Various
The same rate of fearful expenditure for intoxicating drinks extends across the ocean.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
They had spent in intoxicating drinks during the present century as much as would pay the national debt twice over!Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
I had now returned to see this charming and intoxicating country.My Recollections|Jules Massenet
This, I believe, was in accordance with the law that forbids the sale of intoxicating liquors unless food is served with them.Norway|Beatrix Jungman
Word Origin 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.