Definition of 'intoxication'
The physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance [syn: poisoning, toxic condition, intoxication]
A temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol [syn: drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety, intoxication, tipsiness, insobriety] [ant: soberness, sobriety]
Excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety; "the intoxication of wealth and power"
Definition of 'Intoxication'
- 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 excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness. [1913 Webster]
- That secret intoxication of pleasure. --Spectator.
- Syn: Drunkenness; inebriation; inebriety; ebriety; infatuation; delirium. See Drunkenness. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'intoxication'
From: Moby Thesaurus
- blood poisoning,
- cloud nine,
- fire and fury,
- food poisoning,
- high spirits,
- milk sickness,
- ptomaine poisoning,
- septic poisoning,
- seventh heaven,
- tearing passion,
- towering rage,
- unalloyed happiness,