adjective in·tox·i·cate \-si-kət\

Definition of INTOXICATE


First Known Use of INTOXICATE

15th century


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


Full Definition of INTOXICATE

transitive verb
:  poison
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>


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

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INTOXICATING Defined for Kids


verb in·tox·i·cate \in-ˈtäk-sə-ˌkāt\

Definition of INTOXICATE for Kids

:  to affect by alcohol or a drug especially so that normal thinking and acting becomes difficult or impossible :  make drunk
:  to make wildly excited or enthusiastic <Intoxicated as he was with the heavens, he couldn't imagine needing anything on earth. — Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia>
Medical Dictionary


transitive verb in·tox·i·cate \-sə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of INTOXICATE

:  poison
:  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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