intoxication

[in-tok-si-key-shuh n]
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Origin of intoxication

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin intoxicātiōn- (stem of intoxicātiō) a poisoning. See intoxicate, -ion
Related formsself-in·tox·i·ca·tion, nounsem·i-in·tox·i·ca·tion, noun
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Related Words for intoxication

drunkenness, excitement, elation, exhilaration, intemperance, euphoria

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British Dictionary definitions for intoxication

intoxication

noun
  1. drunkenness; inebriation
  2. great elation
  3. the act of intoxicating
  4. poisoning
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Word Origin and History for intoxication
n.

c.1400, intoxigacion "poisoning," from Medieval Latin intoxicationem (nominative intoxicatio) "poisoning," noun of action from past participle stem of intoxicare (see intoxicate). Meaning "drunkenness" is from 1640s.

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intoxication in Medicine

intoxication

[ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kāshən]
n.
  1. The pathological state produced by a drug, serum, alcohol, or any toxic substance; poisoning.
  2. Acute alcoholism.
  3. A state of mental excitement or emotional frenzy.
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