Definition of intoxicated
1 : affected by alcohol or drugs especially to the point where physical and mental control is markedly diminished; especially : drunk
2 : emotionally excited, elated, or exhilarated (as by great joy or extreme pleasure) … the traveler who has become intoxicated by the vision of Serengeti's exotic animals … — Harold Hayes
intoxicatedlyplay \in-ˈtäk-sə-ˌkā-təd-lē\ adverb
Examples of intoxicated in a Sentence
He appeared to be very intoxicated.
Driving while intoxicated is illegal.
Recent Examples of intoxicated from the Web
According to police reports, officers responded to the 300 block of Forest Lane to investigate complaints of a loud party and then witnessed several underage individuals entering and leaving the home while intoxicated.
Other charges include four counts of operating while intoxicated, causing injury, fifth or sixth offense drunken driving, and four counts of felony bail jumping.
Stay out of Naperville Lol, or don't drive intoxicated.....
He was also booked with first-offense driving while intoxicated ($1,000 bond) and careless operation ($250).
One of Cory’s buddies, John, is extremely intoxicated and is hitting on me.
The groom had managed to become intoxicated in the short time since the ceremony ended, and now tears were streaming down his bride's face.
Driving while intoxicated isn't the only major cause of accidents, either.
State investigators concluded Fernandez was at the wheel of his 32-foot SeaVee powerboat at the time, legally intoxicated and with cocaine in his system.
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First Known Use of intoxicated
INTOXICATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intoxicated for English Language Learners
: affected by alcohol or drugs
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