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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.
Returning to independent filmmaking, Gilliam directed and co-wrote Tideland (2005) before delivering the intoxicatingly imaginative The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), re-confirming Gilliam's status as a conjurer of cinema and featuring a final performance from the late, gifted Heath Ledger.
That's why beauty brands that raise the flag of diversity are a breath of fresh air in today's intoxicatingly fragmented market.
By that token Hilary Clinton used the tweet option through her election campaign and because the electronic feedback is so immediate that the arrival of the numbers in nano-seconds becomes intoxicatingly attractive.
"It should just smell intoxicatingly delicious" when it's done, she says.
There, he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and the intoxicatingly deadly presence of the newly returned pirate queen, Arisa.
Mostly, he suggests, an intoxicatingly free world was waiting for Colette; all she had to do was discover it.
The view however is, as he predicted, "magnifico." Below, the intoxicatingly grungy city of LeEn, Nicaragua, unfolds -- a canvas of intense activity furrowing the multi-hued, faded fringes of this once-glistening colonial outpost, weathered and wrinkled by its own storied past.
My Butch Career feels intoxicatingly, palpably real: It's a story we can reach out and touch and one we can also situate ourselves in, even if we're decades younger than the 78-year-old Newton.
The warm fragrance alone is a showstopper, intoxicatingly sweet, and that first bite always delivers.
Shikarpuri Achar as a food item can only be described as an intense gastronomical experience - with tangy, almost intoxicatingly attractive flavours.