Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Stupefaction or excitement by the action of a chemical substance.
  • n. Exhilaration, excitement, or euphoria.
  • n. Poisoning by a drug or toxic substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.
  • n. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk.
  • n. A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A poisoning, as by a alcoholic or a narcotic substance.
  • n. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk.
  • n. A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Poisoning.
  • n. The act of inebriating, or the state of being inebriated; drunkenness; the state produced by drinking too much of an alcoholic liquid, or by the use of opium, hashish, or the like.
  • n. Figuratively, high excitement of mind; uncontrollable passion; frenzy.
  • n. Synonyms Inebriety.
  • n. Infatuation, delirium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
  • n. the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
  • n. excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety

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Examples

  • We have found that the essential, and we might say, primary psychological datum of war is a war-mood, that the central motive of this war-mood is a general impulse which we called the intoxication motive, and that this intoxication motive, considered generically, and in regard to its specific meaning is a craving for power and for the experience of exerting and feeling power.

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  • Abusers of typewriter correction fluid frequently are found with the paraphernalia of abuse around them and the chalky white of the fluid on their face and hands. 9 Definitive diagnosis of TCE intoxication is made by quantitative determination of the compound in the patient's blood, tissue or expired breath.

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  • For those patients who are critically ill, or whose intoxication is particularly exotic, our medical director, physician consultants and specialists will provide direct consultation to the attending physician and maintain communication throughout the patient's hospital course of treatment.

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  • The diagnosis of TCE intoxication is based on a history of exposure.

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  • A major societal concern about cannabis intoxication is its potential to impair psychomotor performance in ways which may directly affect the well-being of non-users of cannabis.

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  • Overeating and drunkenness both violated social moral codes, although the latter appears to have been a much weightier transgression: intoxication is frequently listed among the serious crimes — "pleasurable living," adultery, theft — mentioned by Sahagún's informants. 47 Indigenous drinking practices also shocked Spaniards who had their own ideals of moderation when it came to alcohol consumption, a topic that we look at in Chapter 4.

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  • While not technically an affirmative defense that needs to be charged to the jury, a defendant's intoxication is nevertheless a fact to be considered by the jury in determining guilt.

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  • Instead, the trial court advised the jury that intoxication is not a defense to that crime "under any circumstances."

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  • (I) t seems to go a bit further than necessary to say that evidence of intoxication is "irrelevant" to the crime of third-degree sodomy ...

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  • Keeping that pace, that level of intoxication, is the challenge I enjoy.

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