|1.||(of an alcoholic drink) to produce in (a person) a state ranging from euphoria to stupor, usually accompanied by loss of inhibitions and control; make drunk; inebriate|
|2.||to stimulate, excite, or elate so as to overwhelm|
|3.||(of a drug) to poison|
|[C16: from Medieval Latin, from intoxicāre to poison, from Latin toxicum poison; see |
intoxicate in·tox·i·cate (ĭn-tŏk'sĭ-kāt')
v. in·tox·i·cat·ed, in·tox·i·cat·ing, in·tox·i·cates
To stupefy or excite, as by the action of a chemical substance such as alcohol.