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intoxication

[ in-tok-si-key-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˌtɒk sɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
inebriation; drunkenness.
an act or instance of intoxicating.
overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions.
Pathology. poisoning.
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Origin of intoxication

1375–1425; late Middle English <Medieval Latin intoxicātiōn- (stem of intoxicātiō) a poisoning. See intoxicate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM intoxication

self-in·tox·i·ca·tion, nounsem·i-in·tox·i·ca·tion, noun
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How to use intoxication in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for intoxication

intoxication
/ (ɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun
drunkenness; inebriation
great elation
the act of intoxicating
poisoning
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