Intoxicating
Intoxicate In*tox"i*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intoxicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intoxicating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To poison; to drug. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. To make drunk; to inebriate; to excite or to stupefy by strong drink or by a narcotic substance. [1913 Webster]

With new wine inoxicated both. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To excite to a transport of enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness; to elate unduly or excessively. [1913 Webster]

Intoxicated with the sound of those very bells. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

They are not intoxicated by military success. --Jowett (Thuc.). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Intoxicating — In*tox i*ca ting, a. Producing intoxication; fitted to intoxicate; as, intoxicating liquors. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intoxicating — intoxicating; non·intoxicating; …   English syllables

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  • intoxicating — [adj] causing great happiness exciting, exhilarant, exhilarating, exhilarative, eye popping, heady, inspiring, provocative, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; concept 537 Ant. saddening, sobering …   New thesaurus

  • intoxicating — [[t]ɪntɒ̱ksɪkeɪtɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Intoxicating drink contains alcohol and can make you drunk. [FORMAL] ...intoxicating liquor. 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as intoxicating, you mean that it makes you feel a strong sense… …   English dictionary

  • intoxicating — intoxicatingly, adv. /in tok si kay ting/, adj. 1. causing or capable of causing intoxication: intoxicating beverages. 2. exhilarating; exciting: an intoxicating idea. [1625 35; INTOXICATE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • intoxicating — in|tox|i|cat|ing [ınˈtɔksıkeıtıŋ US ˈta:k ] adj 1.) formal intoxicating drinks can make you drunk 2.) making you feel happy, excited, and unable to think clearly ▪ the intoxicating combination of her beauty and wit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • intoxicating — in|tox|i|cat|ing [ ın taksı,keıtıŋ ] adjective 1. ) FORMAL capable of making you drunk: an intoxicating drink 2. ) giving you a lot of happiness or excitement: the intoxicating scent of orange blossom …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • intoxicating — adjective 1 intoxicating drinks can make you drunk 2 making you feel happy, excited, and unable to think clearly: the intoxicating combination of her beauty, wit and charm …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • intoxicating — adjective 1) intoxicating drink Syn: alcoholic, strong, hard, fortified, potent, stiff, intoxicant; formal spirituous 2) an intoxicating sense of freedom Syn: heady, exhilarating, thrilling, exciting …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • intoxicating — UK [ɪnˈtɒksɪˌkeɪtɪŋ] / US [ɪnˈtɑksɪˌkeɪtɪŋ] adjective 1) formal capable of making you drunk an intoxicating drink 2) giving you a lot of happiness or excitement the intoxicating scent of orange blossom Derived word: intoxication UK / US noun… …   English dictionary

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