intoxicated

adjective in·tox·i·cat·ed \ in-ˈtäk-sə-ˌkā-təd \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

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

intoxicatedly

play \in-ˈtäk-sə-ˌkā-təd-lē\ adverb

Examples of intoxicated in a Sentence

  1. He appeared to be very intoxicated.

  2. Driving while intoxicated is illegal.

Recent Examples of intoxicated from the Web

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First Known Use of intoxicated

1576

intoxicated Synonyms

Synonyms
besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, drunk, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]
Antonyms
sober, straight
Related Words
maudlin; beery; befuddled, bleary-eyed, crapulous, dopey (also dopy), rocky, strung out, stupefied; debauched, dissipated, dissolute; alcoholic, bibulous, dipsomaniacal
Near Antonyms
abstemious, abstinent, dry, temperate, teetotal; clearheaded, cool, level, steady

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INTOXICATED Defined for English Language Learners

intoxicated

adjective

Definition of intoxicated for English Language Learners

  • : affected by alcohol or drugs


Medical Dictionary

intoxicated

adjective in·tox·i·cat·ed \ -sə-ˌkāt-əd \

medical Definition of intoxicated

: affected by an intoxicant and especially by alcohol


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