Intoxicate meaning

ĭn-tŏksĭ-kāt
To stupefy or excite by the action of a chemical substance such as alcohol.
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To stimulate or excite.
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To poison.
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To cause stupefaction, stimulation, or excitement by or as if by use of a chemical substance.
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To affect the nervous system of, so as to cause a loss of control; make drunk; stupefy; inebriate.
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To excite to a point beyond self-control; make wild with excitement or happiness.
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(med.) To poison or have a poisonous effect on.
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To impair the physical and mental faculties of a person by means of alcohol or a drug or other chemical substance.

Served strong cocktails that intoxicated all the guests.

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To damage physiologically by means of a chemical substance; poison.

Birds that were intoxicated by pesticides.

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To stupefy by doping with chemical substances such as alcohol.
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(obsolete) Intoxicated.
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(obsolete) Overexcited, as with joy or grief.
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Origin of intoxicate

  • Middle English to poison from Medieval Latin intoxicāre intoxicāt- Latin in- in in–2 Late Latin toxicāre to smear with poison (from Latin toxicum poison toxic)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin intoxicātus, past participle of intoxicō, from Latin toxicō < toxicus, from Ancient Greek τοξικόν (toksikon).

    From Wiktionary