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intoxication

[in-tok-si-key-shuh n] /ɪnˌtɒk sɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
inebriation; drunkenness.
2.
an act or instance of intoxicating.
3.
overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions.
4.
Pathology, poisoning.
Origin of intoxication
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin intoxicātiōn- (stem of intoxicātiō) a poisoning. See intoxicate, -ion
Related forms
self-intoxication, noun
semi-intoxication, noun
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intoxication

/ɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
drunkenness; inebriation
2.
great elation
3.
the act of intoxicating
4.
poisoning
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Word Origin and History for intoxication
n.

c.1400, intoxigacion "poisoning," from Medieval Latin intoxicationem (nominative intoxicatio) "poisoning," noun of action from past participle stem of intoxicare (see intoxicate). Meaning "drunkenness" is from 1640s.

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intoxication in Medicine

intoxication in·tox·i·ca·tion (ĭn-tŏk'sĭ-kā'shən)
n.

  1. The pathological state produced by a drug, serum, alcohol, or any toxic substance; poisoning.

  2. Acute alcoholism.

  3. A state of mental excitement or emotional frenzy.

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