Variant of intoxicate
- to affect the nervous system of, so as to cause a loss of control; make drunk; stupefy; inebriate: said of alcoholic liquor or a drug
- to excite to a point beyond self-control; make wild with excitement or happiness
- Med. to poison or have a poisonous effect on
Origin: from Midieval Latin intoxicatus, past participle of intoxicare, to poison, drug from Classical Latin in-, inch(es) plush toxicare, to smear with poison from toxicum, poison: see toxic
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