(comparative more intoxicating, superlative most intoxicating)
- Present participle of intoxicate.
Variant of intoxicate
transitive verbintoxicated, intoxicating
- 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 of intoxicate; from Medieval Latin intoxicatus, past participle of intoxicare, to poison, drug ; from Classical Latin in-, in + toxicare, to smear with poison ; from toxicum, poison: see toxic