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Pronunciation:  in`tâksu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety; "the intoxication of wealth and power"
  2. [n]  a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
  3. [n]  the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance

INTOXICATION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety, poisoning, tipsiness, toxic condition
 Antonyms: soberness, sobriety
 See Also: alkali poisoning, caffeinism, caffiene intoxication, carbon monoxide poisoning, cyanide poisoning, ergotism, excitement, exhilaration, grogginess, mercury poisoning, naphthalene poisoning, nicotine poisoning, ophidism, paraquat poisoning, pesticide poisoning, physiological condition, physiological state, salicylate poisoning, sottishness, temporary state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*tox`i*ca"tion\, n.
1. (Med.) A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic

2. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation;
   ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making

2. A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to
   enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.

         That secret intoxication of pleasure. --Spectator.

Syn: Drunkenness; inebriation; inebriety; ebriety;
     infatuation; delirium. See {Drunkenness}.

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