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
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.
The laws took effect Jan. 1, 2015, with one allowing for seizure of a watercraft used in the commission of certain offenses, including being driven by an intoxicated driver with multiple OUI convictions.
Skeens was arrested, charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death, driving while intoxicated causing death, three counts of neglect of a dependent and possession of marijuana, WRTV reported.
An Uber driver from Schaumburg faces a felony drunken-driving charge for transporting a passenger while intoxicated in northern Kane County west of Elgin, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's office.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll, 30, has been arrested for driving while intoxicated, reports CBS DFW.
Officers Scott Donofrio and Don Porus were called to the 800 block of Washington Street about 3:10 p.m. on a report of a possibly intoxicated man walking in traffic, a Naperville Police Department news release said.
An Irvine woman accused of hitting and killing a man last year while driving in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty Thursday to a felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, authorities said.
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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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