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First Known Use of intoxicate
Definition of intoxicate
Examples of intoxicate in a Sentence
The little bit of beer I drank was not enough to intoxicate me.
the stunning spectacle of this Las Vegas show is sure to intoxicate spectators
Recent Examples of intoxicate from the Web
The woman who accused Cuban of assault also told police Cuban was intoxicated, according to Willamette Week.
The driver was not believed to be intoxicated, Matthew said.
Cowan said the incident began when Gibson, who Cowan claimed was intoxicated after huffing paint, got into a fight with Cowan's grandsons, 16 and 21.
The idle stays high for a few minutes with a growl from the tail outlets that’s so intoxicating the driver will just sit there listening . . .
Although the investigation is ongoing, police do not believe the driver was intoxicated.
Police said Gonsales was intoxicated and driving without a license.
As in China as a whole, the sense of possibility in the capital was intoxicating, even if the ghosts of students massacred near Tiananmen Square lingered.
But the defense insisted Goodman was not intoxicated when driving.
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INTOXICATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intoxicate for English Language Learners
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
INTOXICATE Defined for Kids
Definition of intoxicate for Students
- Intoxicated as he was with the heavens, he couldn't imagine needing anything on earth.
- —Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia
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