intoxicated

[in-tok-si-key-tid]

Origin:
1550–60; intoxicate + -ed2

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


2. rapt, enthralled.
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intoxicate

[v. in-tok-si-keyt; adj. in-tok-suh-kit, -keyt]
verb (used with object), intoxicated, intoxicating.
1.
to affect temporarily with diminished physical and mental control by means of alcoholic liquor, a drug, or another substance, especially to excite or stupefy with liquor.
2.
to make enthusiastic; elate strongly, as by intoxicants; exhilarate: The prospect of success intoxicated him.
3.
Pathology. to poison.
verb (used without object), intoxicated, intoxicating.
4.
to cause or produce intoxication: having the power to intoxicate.
adjective
5.
Archaic. intoxicated.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin intoxicātus, past participle of intoxicāre to poison. See in-2, toxic, -ate1

intoxicable [in-tok-si-kuh-buhl] , adjective
intoxicator, noun
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intoxicate (ɪnˈtɒksɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
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 toxic]
 
in'toxicable
 
adj
 
in'toxicative
 
adj
 
in'toxicator
 
n

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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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Example sentences
Pushing ahead of their elders, they have become intoxicated with the
  possibility of change.
Walking back intoxicated at night, many are knocked down.
The shooting was the result of a quarrel arising from the father's intoxicated
  condition.
For eight or ten weeks the number of intoxicated persons in the streets has
  been noticeable.
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