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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.
It also permitted a choice of tempi unencumbered by any acoustic impediments, so the opening chorus in The Capture of Troy was delivered at an intoxicatingly swift speed -diction so clear from Joseph Cullen's brilliantly-trained London Symphony Chorus as they wielded their hefty vocal scores at the onset of many hours' travail.
The story, based on Jerome Robbins' ballet "Fancy Free," is a delightful mix of innocence and sophistication, set in a fantasy New York where sailors can still fall naively in love with pinup girls, and career gals can celebrate an independence (yes, sex included) that was intoxicatingly new at mid-century.
But the stylistic neutrality of a philosophical definition leaves the practice of making art intoxicatingly open.
To all people my age (that is those in their 30s) his intoxicatingly energetic character, those big ears and that slightly clumsy physique will always mean just one thing.
The highly personal response of these texts to imagery of the Crucifixion is mirrored in Spicer's deeply-felt composition, almost intoxicatingly melodic throughout to create a chaste kind of spiritual ecstasy in which elements of reviving nature figure strongly.
She's curvaceous, sensual, voluptuous, intoxicatingly beautiful - and she can fight".
Affairs of the heart are either intoxicatingly exciting or subject to tensions.
It's an intoxicatingly beautiful love song, fluttering along on Cupid's wings.
This enchanting little lantern contains a violet-coloured magic apple of the perfume which smells intoxicatingly of summer fruits and flowers.
She moves from the familiar atmosphere of a nursery-rhyme to create an intoxicatingly rich and sensual love poem - the words "heavy", "sweet", "laden" and "heat" shift effortlessly and seductively from the beehive to the woman.