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


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

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

Examples from the Web for non-intoxicating

  • On the Midland Railway, also, a reduction in the price of non-intoxicating beverages has been made.

  • A non-intoxicating drink usually made from rye-malt and rye-flour.

  • He can read almost anything and in any language, provided it is not non-intoxicating.

    The Art of Letters|Robert Lynd
  • But here was a public house offering a non-intoxicating beverage, and its appeal was instant and universal.

    All About Coffee|William H. Ukers

British Dictionary definitions for non-intoxicating

/ (ɪnˈtɒksɪˌkeɪtɪŋ) /


(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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