[verb in-tok-si-keyt; adjective in-tok-suh-kit, -keyt] /verb ɪnˈtɒk sɪˌkeɪt; adjective ɪnˈtɒk sə kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/

verb (used with object), intoxicated, intoxicating.
to affect temporarily with diminished physical and mental control by means of alcoholic liquor, a drug, or another substance, especially to excite or stupefy with liquor.
to make enthusiastic; elate strongly, as by ; exhilarate:
The prospect of success intoxicated him.
Pathology. to poison.
verb (used without object), intoxicated, intoxicating.
to cause or produce :
having the power to intoxicate.
Archaic. .
verb (transitive)
(of an alcoholic drink) to produce in (a person) a state ranging from euphoria to stupor, usually accompanied by loss of inhibitions and control; make drunk; inebriate
to stimulate, excite, or elate so as to overwhelm
(of a drug) to poison

“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.

intoxicate in·tox·i·cate (ĭn-tŏk’sĭ-kāt’)
v. in·tox·i·cat·ed, in·tox·i·cat·ing, in·tox·i·cates
To stupefy or excite, as by the action of a chemical substance such as alcohol.


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