[ in-tok-si-key-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˌtɒk sɪˈkeɪ ʃən /


inebriation; drunkenness.
an act or instance of intoxicating.
overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions.
Pathology. poisoning.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for intoxication

/ (ɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən) /


drunkenness; inebriation
great elation
the act of intoxicating
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Medical definitions for intoxication

[ ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kāshən ]


The pathological state produced by a drug, serum, alcohol, or any toxic substance; poisoning.
Acute alcoholism.
A state of mental excitement or emotional frenzy.
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