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in·tox·i·cate

 (ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kāt′)
v. in·tox·i·cat·ed, in·tox·i·cat·ing, in·tox·i·cates
v.tr.
1.
a. 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.
b. To damage physiologically by means of a chemical substance; poison: birds that were intoxicated by pesticides.
2. To stimulate or excite: "a man whom life intoxicates, who has no need of wine" (Anaïs Nin).
v.intr.
To cause impairment, stimulation, or excitement by or as if by use of a chemical substance: "The notion of Holy War is showing that it has not yet lost all its power to intoxicate and to inflame" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).

[Middle English, to poison, from Medieval Latin intoxicāre, intoxicāt- : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Late Latin toxicāre, to smear with poison (from Latin toxicum, poison; see toxic).]

in·tox′i·cat′ing·ly adv.
in·tox′i·ca′tive adj.
in·tox′i·ca′tor n.

intoxicating

(ɪnˈtɒksɪˌkeɪtɪŋ)
adj
1. (Brewing) (of an alcoholic drink) producing in a person a state ranging from euphoria to stupor, usually accompanied by loss of inhibitions and control; inebriating
2. stimulating, exciting, or producing great elation
inˈtoxiˌcatingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intoxicating - causing
alcoholic - characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks"
2.intoxicating - extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
exciting - creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"

intoxicating

adjective
1. alcoholic, strong, intoxicant, spirituous, inebriant intoxicating liquor
2. exciting, thrilling, stimulating, sexy (informal), heady, exhilarating The music is pulsating and the atmosphere intoxicating.

intoxicating

adjective
Producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor:
Translations
مُسْكِر
omamnýopojný
berusende
részegítő
sem veldur ölvun; áfengur
opojný
sarhoş edici

intoxicating

[ɪnˈtɒksɪkeɪtɪŋ] ADJ
1. (frm) (lit) [substance] → narcótico, estupefaciente
an intoxicating mixture of gin, vodka and cokeuna mezcla de ginebra, vodka y Coca Cola con un efecto narcótico
intoxicating drink or liquorbebida f alcohólica
2. (fig) (liter) [success, perfume, atmosphere] → embriagador

intoxicating

[ɪnˈtɒksɪkeɪtɪŋ] adj
(= exciting) [atmosphere, music, fragrance] → enivrant(e)
the intoxicating fragrance of lilies → la fragrance enivrante des lis
[drink] → alcoolisé(e) intoxicating liquorintoxicating liquor nboissons fpl alcoolisées

intoxicate

(inˈtoksikeit) verb
to make drunk.
inˌtoxiˈcation noun
inˈtoxicating adjective
References in classic literature ?
Intoxicating joy and self-forgetting, did the world once seem to me.
This world, the eternally imperfect, an eternal contradiction's image and imperfect image--an intoxicating joy to its imperfect creator:--thus did the world once seem to me.
In the morning of life they are rapt by intoxicating visions of some great haberdashery business, beckoned to by the voluptuous enticements of the legal profession, or maybe the Holy Grail they forswear all else to seek is a snug editorial chair.
These books were always from the collection of Spanish authors published by Baudry in Paris, and they were in saffron-colored paper cover, printed full of a perfectly intoxicating catalogue of other Spanish books which I meant to read, every one, some time.
Man, with his brain, can penetrate the intoxicating show of things and look upon the universe brazen with indifference toward him and his dreams.
Many travelers have seen the drums of the great apes, and some have heard the sounds of their beating and the noise of the wild, weird revelry of these first lords of the jungle, but Tarzan, Lord Greystoke, is, doubtless, the only human being who ever joined in the fierce, mad, intoxicating revel of the Dum-Dum.
All the music that they had ever heard before seemed spiritless prentice-work and barren of grace and charm when compared with these intoxicating floods of melodious sound.
The Intoxicating Liquor Act 1927 THE initial Good Friday alcohol ban legislation was governed under the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1927.
Twenty-six out of 41 car drivers stopped for testing in the area of Sofia have tested positive for the presence of narcotic or intoxicating substances in their systems, the ministry said in a statement.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad police have arrested six bike lifters including an Afghan national and also four other persons of a criminal gang involved in looting citizens after intoxicating them as well as pick pocketing activities, a police spokesman said.
The immediate risk to his health, as with any intoxicating substance, is injury from accident.
a) the person s speech, balance, co-ordination or behaviour is noticeably affected as the result of the consumption or taking of alcohol or a narcotic drug (or any other intoxicating substance in conjunction with alcohol or a narcotic drug), or