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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
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As soon as Nicholas entered in his hussar uniform, diffusing around him a fragrance of perfume and wine, and had uttered the words "better late than never" and heard them repeated several times by others, people clustered around him; all eyes turned on him, and he felt at once that he had entered into his proper position in the province- that of a universal favorite: a very pleasant position, and intoxicatingly so after his long privations.
The colours are intoxicatingly lovely; but the shapes are mean and bad-- deliberately mean and bad.
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The only problem was that after settling in, I'd had only four hours during which to sleep before a gloriously hot day of test driving Porsche's intoxicatingly fast and connected Cayman S sports car on Oman's smooth surfaced and open roads.
For dissociators it is at once intoxicatingly seductive and terrifying; seductive because it offers the long-sought independence from the tyranny of limitation and suffering inherent in the "normal" state, and terrifying because it highlights the separation anxiety and potential nothingness of surrender.
28) In Britain and America, where puritan and republican ideals of virtue and prosperity mixed to form a strong new drink, the blending of virtue and pleasure provided an intoxicatingly attractive vision of earthly existence.
Kennedy School of Government, the book advances the Byzantinely clever, yet intoxicatingly obvious, argument that without the support of followers, leaders could not accomplish anything whatsoever.
A handful of vast canvas tents, with bathrooms bigger than city flats, sit around a garden of intoxicatingly scented scrub.