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
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.
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.
In the minutes leading up to his fall down the stairs, Piazza can be seen lurching through the rooms of the frat house, appearing very intoxicated.
The motorist, a 27-year-old man, appeared to be intoxicated and was passed out.
Janacek, who was intoxicated, began to argue with the victim, prosecutors said.
According to police reports, dispatchers at 6:45 p.m. received calls about a possibly intoxicated woman who got into a car and immediately drove into curbs while on Artaius Boulevard.
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INTOXICATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intoxicated for English Language Learners
: affected by alcohol or drugs
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