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1intoxicate

adjective in·tox·i·cate \-si-kət\

Definition of INTOXICATE

archaic

First Known Use of INTOXICATE

15th century

2intoxicate

verb in·tox·i·cate \-sə-ˌkāt\

of alcohol, a drug, etc. : to make (someone) unable to think and behave normally

: to excite or please (someone) in a way that suggests the effect of alcohol or a drug

in·tox·i·cat·edin·tox·i·cat·ing

Full Definition of INTOXICATE

transitive verb
1
:  poison
2
a :  to excite or stupefy by alcohol or a drug especially to the point where physical and mental control is markedly diminished
b :  to excite or elate to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy

Examples of INTOXICATE

  1. The little bit of beer I drank was not enough to intoxicate me.
  2. <the stunning spectacle of this Las Vegas show is sure to intoxicate spectators>

Origin of INTOXICATE

Middle English, from Medieval Latin intoxicatus, past participle of intoxicare, from Latin in- + toxicum poison — more at toxic
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with INTOXICATE

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intoxicate

transitive verb in·tox·i·cate \-sə-ˌkāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
in·tox·i·cat·edin·tox·i·cat·ing

Medical Definition of INTOXICATE

1
:  poison
2
:  to excite or stupefy by alcohol or a drug especially to the point where physical and mental control is markedly diminished

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