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
According to online court records, 22-year-old Speck Mellencamp was arrested by Bloomington Police on suspicion of resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.
Further, more than half of the unarmed people killed by police suffered from mental-health issues, drug intoxication, physical disability, or some combination of them.
Suzette Gordon, 52, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication upon landing at DFW and was escorted off the plane by airport police.
Russell was ultimately arrested four times, three involving public intoxication and possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia.
An individual was arrested for public intoxication of alcohol.
Public intoxication is a violation, but the latter two charges are Class B and C misdemeanors, respectively, with the more severe carrying a punishment of up to six months jail time and $3,000 fine.
As a result, a medical examiner determined, the baby suffered hyponatremia, a critical dilution of sodium in her body caused by water intoxication.
Likewise, Teller is now attempting to convince us all that his recent arrest for public intoxication is not actually his fault.
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First Known Use of intoxication
INTOXICATION Defined for Kids
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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