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in•tox•i•cate



Pronunciation: (
v.in-tok'si-kāt";
adj.in-tok'su-kit, -kāt"),
[key]
v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
adj.


v.t.
1. to affect temporarily with diminished physical and mental control by means of alcoholic liquor, a drug, or another substance, esp. to excite or stupefy with liquor.
2. to make enthusiastic; elate strongly, as by intoxicants; exhilarate: The prospect of success intoxicated him.
3. Pathol.to poison.

v.i.
to cause or produce intoxication: having the power to intoxicate.

adj.
Archaic.intoxicated.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

intoxicantintoxicated
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