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in·tox·i·ca·tion

 (ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. Stupefaction or excitement by the action of a chemical substance.
2. Exhilaration, excitement, or euphoria.
3. Poisoning by a drug or toxic substance.

intoxication

(ɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. drunkenness; inebriation
2. great elation
3. the act of intoxicating
4. (Medicine) poisoning

in•tox•i•ca•tion

(ɪnˌtɒk sɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. inebriation; drunkenness.
2. an act or instance of intoxicating.
3. overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions.
4. Pathol. poisoning.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intoxication - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substanceintoxication - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
alkali poisoning - poisoning resulting from the ingestion of an alkali compound (as lye or ammonia)
caffeine intoxication, caffeinism - poisoning resulting from excessive intake of caffeine containing products
carbon monoxide poisoning - a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas; "carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin and displaces oxygen in the blood"
cyanide poisoning - poisoning due to ingesting or inhaling cyanide; common in smoke from fires and in industrial chemicals
ergotism - poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and cramping and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs
mercury poisoning - a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death
naphthalene poisoning - toxic condition resulting from inhaling or ingesting naphthalene
nicotine poisoning - toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of nicotine
ophidism - poisoning by snake venom
paraquat poisoning - poisoning caused by ingestion of paraquat; characterized by progressive damage to the esophagus and liver and kidneys
pesticide poisoning - toxic condition resulting from ingesting or inhaling a pesticide
salicylate poisoning - poisoning caused by the excessive ingestion of salicylates (usually aspirin)
2.intoxication - a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time
grogginess - a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol
sottishness - stupefaction from drink
3.intoxication - excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety; "the intoxication of wealth and power"
excitement, exhilaration - the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

intoxication

noun
1. drunkenness, inebriation, tipsiness, inebriety, insobriety Intoxication interferes with memory and thinking.
2. excitement, euphoria, elation, exhilaration, infatuation, delirium, exaltation the intoxication of greed and success

intoxication

noun
The condition of being intoxicated with alcoholic liquor:
Translations
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fuldskab
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sarhoşluk

intoxication

[ɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən] N
1. (frm) (lit) (by alcohol) → embriaguez f, intoxicación f etílica (frm or hum) (Med) (by toxic substance) → intoxicación f
2. (fig) (liter) → embriaguez f

intoxication

[ɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən] nivresse f
They were in an advanced state of intoxication → Ils étaient dans un état d'ivresse avancée.

intoxication

nRausch m (also fig), → (Be)trunkenheit f; (Med: = poisoning) → Vergiftung f; in a state of intoxication (form)in (be)trunkenem Zustand, im Rausch

intoxication

[ɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃn] n (see adj) → ubriachezza, ebbrezza

intoxicate

(inˈtoksikeit) verb
to make drunk.
inˌtoxiˈcation noun
inˈtoxicating adjective

in·tox·i·ca·tion

n. intoxicación, envenenamiento o estado tóxico producido por una droga o sustancia tóxica. V.: Appendix A

intoxication

n intoxicación f
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When she thought that he was there at hand, waiting for her, she grew numb with the intoxication of expectancy.
For the first time in his life Whiskey Dick hesitated between two forms of intoxication.
Legree and both the drivers, in a state of furious intoxication, were singing, whooping, upsetting chairs, and making all manner of ludicrous and horrid grimaces at each other.
The steadiness of his manner, and the intelligence of his eye as he spoke, convincing Elinor, that whatever other unpardonable folly might bring him to Cleveland, he was not brought there by intoxication, she said, after a moment's recollection,
Noel Vanstone, who had never yet seen her as he saw her now, was enchanted; his weak head whirled with an intoxication of enjoyment; his wizen cheeks flushed as if they had caught the infection from hers.
If he needed a King and Queen to restore him, he was fortunate in having his remedy at hand; for, soon the large-faced King and the fair-faced Queen came in their golden coach, attended by the shining Bull's Eye of their Court, a glittering multitude of laughing ladies and fine lords; and in jewels and silks and powder and splendour and elegantly spurning figures and handsomely disdainful faces of both sexes, the mender of roads bathed himself, so much to his temporary intoxication, that he cried Long live the King, Long live the Queen, Long live everybody and everything
This is either insanity or intoxication,' said Miss Murdstone, in a perfect agony at not being able to turn the current of my aunt's address towards herself; 'and my suspicion is that it's intoxication.
Two dismally absurd persons, each ostentatiously exhibiting a crutch done up in a black bandage - as if that instrument could possibly communicate any comfort to anybody - were posted at the front door; and in one of them I recognized a postboy discharged from the Boar for turning a young couple into a sawpit on their bridal morning, in consequence of intoxication rendering it necessary for him to ride his horse clasped round the neck with both arms.
The door opened, and a thick-set, heavy-looking young man entered, with the flushed face and the gratuitously elated bearing which mark the first stage of intoxication.
Her desire was refreshed like her person; she contemplated herself in her heavy stuffs with a sort of intoxication, and this satisfaction continued when she descended the stairs to cast her redoubtable eye on the salon, the dinner-table, and the boudoir.
He turned towards me, and looked into my eyes with two filmy orbs that distilled the rheum of intoxication.
Of that he knew nothing, keeping no account of what he did or where he went; and in the general crashing hurry of his nerves, unconscious of the approach of intoxication.