halfintoxicated

intoxicated

[in-tok-si-key-tid]
adjective
1.
affected by a substance that intoxicates; drunk; inebriated.
2.
mentally or emotionally exhilarated.

Origin:
1550–60; intoxicate + -ed2

intoxicatedly, adverb
half-intoxicated, adjective
semi-intoxicated, adjective
unintoxicated, adjective


2. rapt, enthralled.
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Word Origin & History

intoxicate
early 15c., "full of poison" (pp. adj.), from M.L. intoxicatus, pp. of intoxicare "to poison," from L. in- "in" + toxicare "to poison," from toxicum "poison" (see toxic). The verb meaning "to poison" is first attested 1520s; meaning "make drunk" first recorded 1570s (implied in intoxicated).
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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.

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