Definition of intoxication
1 : an abnormal state that is essentially a poisoning carbon monoxide intoxication
2a : the condition of having physical or mental control markedly diminished by the effects of alcohol or drugs drank to the point of intoxication cocaine intoxicationb : a strong excitement or elation The mere knowledge that they are on an island, a little world entirely surrounded by the sea, fills them with an indescribable intoxication … — Christine Osborne
Examples of intoxication in a Sentence
there's a firm distinction between the moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages and overindulgence to the point of intoxication
the intoxication felt by two people who have just fallen in love
Recent Examples of intoxication from the Web
The driver, Steven Tutt, was arrested on an intoxication manslaughter charge.
Because of statements the man made about being dissatisfied with wait room times at the hospital and his level of intoxication security didn't think the threat was credible, according to Ferrelli.
Public intoxicationChristian M. Gomez, 24, of the 400 block of Creekside Lane, Vernon Hills, was charged May 20 with improper walking on highway, pedestrian under the influence of alcohol, and unlawful conduct related to alcohol.
Police charged the man with disorderly conduct/voluntary intoxication.
Martin was arrested on May 6 and charged with second-degree assault, third-degree domestic violence, public intoxication and resisting arrest.
The cause of death for the 61-year-old was intoxication and the manner of death was drug abuse.
The car was stopped and the driver arrested for suspected DUII after showing signs of intoxication.
No device can measure actual intoxication, however, since a variety of factors determine how alcohol affects individual drinkers.
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First Known Use of intoxication
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Definition of intoxication for Students
1 : the condition of being drunk
2 : an unhealthy state that is or is like a poisoning carbon monoxide intoxication
Medical Definition of intoxication
1: an abnormal state that is essentially a poisoning hypokalemia potentiates digoxin intoxication—W. H. Abelmann et al no evidence of cocaine intoxication—Margaret M. McCarron et al acute carbon monoxide intoxication
2: the condition of being drunk : inebriation
Legal Definition of intoxication
1 : the state or condition of being intoxicated
2 : a defense based on inability to form the requisite specific intent to commit a crime due to intoxication
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