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Definitions for intoxicate
ɪnˈtɒk sɪˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪtin·tox·i·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicateverb

    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

    "Music can uplift your spirits"

  2. intoxicate, soak, inebriateverb

    make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

  3. intoxicateverb

    have an intoxicating effect on, of a drug


  1. intoxicateverb

    To stupefy by doping with chemical substances such as alcohol.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To INTOXICATEverb

    To inebriate; to make drunk.

    Etymology: in and toxicum, Latin.

    The more a man drinketh of the world, the more it intoxicateth; and age doth profit rather in the powers of understanding than in the virtues of the will and affections. Francis Bacon.

    As with new wine intoxicated both,
    They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel
    Divinity within them breeding wings,
    Wherewith to scorn the earth. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ix.

    My early mistress, now my ancient muse,
    That strong Circean liquor cease t' infuse,
    Wherewith thou didst intoxicate my youth. John Denham.

    What part of wild fury was there in the bacchanals which we have not seen equall'd, if not exceeded by some intoxicated zealots? Decay of Piety.

    Others, after having done fine things, yet spoil them by endeavouring to make them better; and are so intoxicated with an earnest desire of being above all others, that they suffer themselves to be deceived. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    Vegetables by fermentation are wrought up to spirituous liquors, having quite different qualities from the plant itself; for no fruit taken crude has the intoxicating quality of wine. Arbuthnot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intoxicateadjective


  2. Intoxicateadjective

    overexcited, as with joy or grief

  3. Intoxicateverb

    to poison; to drug

  4. Intoxicateverb

    to make drunk; to inebriate; to excite or to stupefy by strong drink or by a narcotic substance

  5. Intoxicateverb

    to excite to a transport of enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness; to elate unduly or excessively

  6. Etymology: [LL. intoxicatus, p. p. of intoxicare to drug or poison; pref. in- in + L. toxicum a poison in which arrows were dipped, Gr. , fr. pertaining to a bow. See Toxic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intoxicate

    in-toks′i-kāt, v.t. to make drunk: to excite to enthusiasm or madness.—n. Intox′icant, an intoxicating liquor.—p.adj. Intox′icāting, producing intoxication: inebriating.—n. Intoxic′ātion, state of being drunk: high excitement or elation. [Low L. intoxicāre, -ātumtoxicum—Gr. toxikon, a poison in which arrows were dipped—toxon, an arrow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intoxicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intoxicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of intoxicate in a Sentence

  1. Ali Tapsoba:

    We are not going to allow Burkinabes to be used as guinea pigs, if we intoxicate one link in the food chain, we are going to intoxicate the next link.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    If a man knows the law, find out, though he live in a pine shanty, and resort to him. And if a man can pipe or sing, so as to wrap the imprisoned soul in an elysium; or can paint a landscape, and convey into souls and ochres all the enchantments of Spring or Autumn; or can liberate and intoxicate all people who hear him with delicious songs and verses; it is certain that the secret cannot be kept; the first witness tells it to a second, and men go by fives and tens and fifties to his doors.

  3. Alexander Pope, An essay on Criticism:

    A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Man is a portrait of chaos. Genetic, philosophical adaptation, in the physiognomy of chaos. 2. Comfort makes people sexless. 3. Evil is a genetic problem of thinking instincts and vices. Consciousness evolves, the revolution of the subconscious and matures from the insight that deepens in the subconscious. 4. Testosterone, estrogen and dopamine are all hormonal optimism, with a decrease in hormones you become realistic, you merge with reality, the whole and eternity itself, the number of desires decreases and there is only one desire for the family. Youth is hormones, dreams and hopes. 5. The voice of the earth, the voice of the world in which we live, which recognizes our pain and our thoughts comprehends the philosophy of chaos through the stormy timing of time, how illusions like pheromones intoxicate us and lead us into nothingness of emptiness. 6. Any illusion, like a whisper of empty hopes, human creations merge together with the eternity of the beauties of nature. The lies of illusions over time are all sophisticated and sophistication leads away from the essence of life. We do not feel the thin string of the philosophy of qi energy, the whisper of intuition, the whisper of conscience, leading to an ideal world. 7. Infinity of life and sociology of immortality in the universal cycles of life of reincarnation. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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