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Meaning of INTOXICATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]in'tâksukit, [v]in'tâksu`keyt, in'tâksi`keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  have an intoxicating effect on, of a drug
  2. [v]  make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
  3. [v]  fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
 

INTOXICATE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: elate, inebriate, lift up, pick up, soak, uplift
 
 Antonyms: cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down
 
 See Also: affect, beatify, befuddle, exalt, excite, exhilarate, fuddle, inebriate, joy, poison, puff, rejoice, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, thrill

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*tox"i*cate\, a. [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}.]
    1. Intoxicated.
    
    2. Overexcited, as with joy or grief.
    
             Alas, good mother, be not intoxicate for me; I am
             well enough.                          --Chapman.
    
    
  2. \In*tox"i*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intoxicated};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Intoxicating}.]
    1. To poison; to drug. --South.
    
    2. To make drunk; to inebriate; to excite or to stupefy by
       strong drink or by a narcotic substance.
    
             With new wine inoxicated both.        --Milton.
    
    3. To excite to a transport of enthusiasm, frenzy, or
       madness; to elate unduly or excessively.
    
             Intoxicated with the sound of those very bells. --G.
                                                   Eliot.
    
             They are not intoxicated by military success.
                                                   --Jowett
                                                   (Thuc. ).
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: addle, animate, befuddle, bemuse, besot, bewitch, cause vertigo, dizzy, elate, electrify, enchant, enliven, enrapture, ensorcel, entrance, excite, exhilarate, fascinate, flush, galvanize, give a thrill, inebriate, infatuate, inspirit, invigorate, muddle, overwhelm, stimulate, stupefy, swirl the senses, thrill, tickle, titillate, whirl the mind
 

 

 

 

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