intoxication
noun Date: 15th century 1. an abnormal state that is essentially a poisoning <
carbon monoxide intoxication
>
2. a. the condition of being drunk ; inebriation b. a strong excitement or elation

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  • intoxication — [ ɛ̃tɔksikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1837; « poison » 1408; lat. médiév. intoxicatio → intoxiquer 1 ♦ Action nocive qu exerce une substance toxique (poison) sur l organisme; ensemble des troubles qui en résultent. ⇒ empoisonnement. Intoxication intestinale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • intoxication — in·tox·i·ca·tion /in ˌtäk sə kā shən/ n 1: the state or condition of being intoxicated 2: a defense based on inability to form the requisite specific intent to commit a crime due to intoxication Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Intoxication — is the state of being affected by one or more psychoactive drugs. It can also refer to the effects caused by the ingestion of poison or by the overconsumption of normally harmless substances. Some types of intoxication: *Drunkenness (alcohol… …   Wikipedia

  • Intoxication — In*tox i*ca tion, n. 1. (Med.) A poisoning, as by a alcoholic or a narcotic substance. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk. [1913 Webster] 2. A high …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intoxication — (v. lat. u. gr.), Vergiftung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Intoxication — Intoxication, lat., Vergiftung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • intoxication — c.1400, intoxigacion poisoning, from M.L. intoxicationem (nom. intoxicatio) poisoning, noun of action from pp. stem of intoxicare (see INTOXICATE (Cf. intoxicate)). Meaning drunkenness is from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • intoxication — [in täk΄si kā′shən] n. 1. an intoxicating or becoming intoxicated; specif., a) a making or becoming drunk b) Med. a poisoning or becoming poisoned, as by a drug, serum, etc. 2. a feeling of wild excitement; rapture; frenzy …   English World dictionary

  • intoxication — Term comprehends situation where, by reason of taking intoxicants, an individual does not have the normal use of his physical or mental faculties, thus rendering him incapable of acting in the manner in which an ordinarily prudent and cautious… …   Black's law dictionary

  • intoxication — Term comprehends situation where, by reason of taking intoxicants, an individual does not have the normal use of his physical or mental faculties, thus rendering him incapable of acting in the manner in which an ordinarily prudent and cautious… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Intoxication — Une intoxication est un ensemble de troubles du fonctionnement de l organisme dus à l absorption d une substance étrangère, dite toxique. L absorption du toxique peut se faire par inhalation (aspiration, respiration d un aérosol gaz ou vapeur,… …   Wikipédia en Français

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