intoxicate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v intoxicate have an intoxicating effect on, of a drug
    • v intoxicate make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
    • v intoxicate fill with high spirits; fill with optimism "Music can uplift your spirits"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated
    • Intoxicate Intoxicated. "Reeling ripe ."
    • Intoxicate Overexcited, as with joy or grief. "Alas, good mother, be not intoxicate for me;
      I am well enough."
    • Intoxicate To excite to a transport of enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness; to elate unduly or excessively. "Intoxicated with the sound of those very bells.""They are not intoxicated by military success."
    • Intoxicate To make drunk; to inebriate; to excite or to stupefy by strong drink or by a narcotic substance. "With new wine inoxicated both."
    • Intoxicate To poison; to drug.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
    • intoxicate To poison.
    • intoxicate To make drunk, as with spirituous liquor; inebriate.
    • intoxicate Figuratively, to excite to a very high pitch of feeling; elate to exaltation, enthusiasm, or frenzy: as, one intoxicated by success.
    • intoxicate To poison.
    • intoxicate To cause or produce intoxication; have the property of intoxicating: as, an intoxicating liquor.
    • intoxicate Intoxicated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When 7-year-old Shirley Temple’s life was insured with Lloyd’s, the contract stipulated that no benefits would be paid if the child film star met with death or injury while intoxicated.
    • v.t Intoxicate in-toks′i-kāt to make drunk: to excite to enthusiasm or madness
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril%20Connolly
    “The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.”
  • Immermann
    Immermann
    “Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. intoxicatus, p. p. of intoxicare, to drug or poison; pref. in-, in + L. toxicum, a poison in which arrows were dipped, Gr. , fr. pertaining to a bow. See Toxic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. intoxicāre, -ātumtoxicum—Gr. toxikon, a poison in which arrows were dipped—toxon, an arrow.

Usage

In literature:

What intoxicating tears I shed at her knees, what floods she shed in spite of herself!
"Rousseau" by John Morley
The table was packed tightly between other tables, and in the moment of intoxication he had no glance to spare for his neighbors.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Then followed for Lady Sarah a brief period of fearful joy, of intoxicating passion.
"Love Romances of the Aristocracy" by Thornton Hall
It was as if some mighty Cybele had fallen there beneath the moon, intoxicated with the embraces of the sun.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
It is delicious and refreshing, and only slightly intoxicating.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
Miss Ingate, intoxicated by the rapture of existence, and Miss Thompkins were carefully examining the frescoes on the walls.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
Her manifold forms, her gorgeous colors, her gigantic forces thrilled and intoxicated him.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
He was not thoroughly reformed, but had ceased to gamble and seldom drank to intoxication.
"Elsie's Womanhood" by Martha Finley
Looking on your face, I grow intoxicated with your beauty, as men do with rare wines.
"Marion Arleigh's Penance" by Charlotte M. Braeme
A touch of the hand with either of them, but with Silvia especially, was a superb intoxication, an ecstasy I have never since known.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
I would, without ado, have crushed the head of Kichaka intoxicated with the pride of sovereignty.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The glory of them intoxicated him.
"The Militants" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Did we not have a Vice-President sworn in so intoxicated the whole land hid its head in shame?
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
Intoxication in the slightest degree succeeded by debility.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
His troops were the worthless natives, hastily gathered, and were intoxicated with the hope of deliverance from Ashantee rule.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
Not even the most rage-intoxicated Malay could withstand the shock.
"Round the World in Seven Days" by Herbert Strang
Holman lay at night and felt, through his intoxication, that things were going wrong with Nikolai.
"One of Life's Slaves" by Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie
A perpetual round of joyless love-episodes and intoxication without thirst.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
Rodolphe went home perfectly intoxicated.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
The appetites of his youth never went beyond the manly intoxications of strength and movement.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
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In poetry:

Does it not, too, refresh, revive,
And oft intoxicate the brain,
And make the being all alive
With keenest joy, or keenest pain?
"Love And Wine" by Thomas Frederick Young
You lived hidden in a secluded place,
intoxicated with the aroma of flowers,
reaching forth to God
through the lattices of the saints.
"O Presul Vere Civitatis" by Hildegard von Bingen
In summer, when day has fled, the plain covered with flowers
Pours out far away an intoxicating scent;
Eyes shut, ears half open to noises,
We only half sleep in a transparent slumber.
"June Nights" by Victor Marie Hugo
S. B. f-Shtein
There is such love that’s similar to smoke: If it is bound – it’s intoxicating,
Receiving freedom – vanished, not awaiting…
Be like the smoke – but in young years locked.
"Two Loves" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
O splendid, spacious day, irradiate
With flaming dawns, when earth shows yet more fair
Her ardent beauty, proud, without alloy;
And wakening life breathes out her perfume rare
So potently, that, all intoxicate,
Our ravished being rushes upon joy!
"Joy" by Emile Verhaeren
My heart filled with the scent of a vast green grassy veldt,
With horizon-flooding blazing sunlight scent,
With the restless, massive, vibrant, woolly outburst of darkness,
Like growls of an aroused tigress,
With life's untamable blue intoxication!
"Windy Night (Haoyar Rat)" by Jibanananda Das

In news:

In addition to her bizarre comments and behavior, the momager seems to be slurring her words, prompting speculation that she was intoxicated.
Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has had public intoxication charges stemming from an incident on a JetBlue Airlines flight dropped, according to TMZ.
Intoxicated 25-year-old Fremont woman arrested in Palo Alto on charges of battery on a police officer and vandalism.
Intoxicated Homicide Charges Amended Against Hayward Woman.
Hayward, WI (Northlands NewsCenter)-- Charges of intoxicated homicide have been amended to a lesser crime against a 29-year-old Hayward woman.
Butch Jones, 'intoxicated' by program's tradition, says he can return Tennessee's football glory.
Deputies said Pelletier was intoxicated and screaming obscenities outside a Carrabba's restaurant in Vero Beach.
He was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Failure to Keep Right and multiple counts of Criminal Mischief.
Player charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Sarah Mills, 26, is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, terroristic threatening and alcohol intoxication.
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is attending the memorial for teammate Jerry Brown, who died in a car accident that led to intoxication manslaughter charges against Brent.
Sun Valley Assistant Police Chief Mike Crawford has been charged with misdemeanor DUI for allegedly driving while intoxicated and backing into a parked car early Saturday evening in downtown Hailey.
EAST BROOKFIELD — An auxiliary police officer in Wales was arrested today and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, carrying a gun while intoxicated and using a badge without authority.
Webster man arrested for public intoxication, one day after.548% BAC hospitalization.
Bradley Martin Wine, 28, was arrested and preliminarily charged with public intoxication Monday around 4:30 pm in Milford.
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In science:

This tells you how exciting and intoxicating the idea is, or rather was.
Summary of Experimental Meson Physics
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