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in·tox·i·ca·tion

 (ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The impaired condition caused by use of alcohol or a drug or other chemical substance: slurred speech and other signs of alcohol intoxication.
2. Poisoning by a toxic substance: spoiled silage that caused intoxication of cattle.
3. Exhilaration, excitement, or euphoria: the intoxication of winning a race.

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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And feeling the bright light that flooded the whole place and the warm air heated by the crowd, Natasha little by little began to pass into a state of intoxication she had not experienced for a long while.
When she thought that he was there at hand, waiting for her, she grew numb with the intoxication of expectancy.
In a few moments every spring had its jovial knot of hard drinkers, with tin cup in hand, indulging in a mock carouse; quaffing, pledging, toasting, bandying jokes, singing drinking songs, and uttering peals of laughter, until it seemed as if their imaginations had given potency to the beverage, and cheated them into a fit of intoxication.
He turned towards me, and looked into my eyes with two filmy orbs that distilled the rheum of intoxication.
retorted Nicholl, who, under the influence of this unaccountable intoxication, was very contradictory.
There were moments of such positive intoxication, of such happiness, that there was not the faintest trace of irony within me, on my honour.
His fearless deportment, his words, so firm, yet dignified, the shades which by one word he had evoked, recalled to her the past in all its intoxication of poetry and romance, youth, beauty, the eclat of love at twenty years of age, the bloody death of Buckingham, the only man whom she had ever really loved, and the heroism of those obscure champions who had saved her from the double hatred of Richelieu and the king.
This account so pleased Jones, and threw him into such immoderate excess of rapture, that he might be truly said to be drunk with joy--an intoxication which greatly forwards the effects of wine; and as he was very free too with the bottle on this occasion (for he drank many bumpers to the doctor's health, as well as to other toasts) he became very soon literally drunk.
The intoxication of the news that Kitty was not married had gradually begun to work upon him.
Benjamin Allen had been wavering between intoxication partial, and intoxication complete.
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.
Similarly, though with a subtle difference, a species of fervour or intoxication, known, without doubt, to have led some persons to brave the guillotine unnecessarily, and to die by it, was not mere boastfulness, but a wild infection of the wildly shaken public mind.