intoxication

[in-tok-si-key-shuhn]
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:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin intoxicātiōn- (stem of intoxicātiō) a poisoning. See intoxicate, -ion

self-intoxication, noun
semi-intoxication, noun
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intoxication (ɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  drunkenness; inebriation
2.  great elation
3.  the act of intoxicating
4.  poisoning

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intoxication
c.1400, from M.L. intoxicationem, from intocixare (see intoxicate).
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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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