intoxicator

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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