intoxicate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin intoxicātus, past participle of intoxicō, from Latin toxicō < toxicus, from Ancient Greek τοξικόν (toxikón).

PronunciationEdit

  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɒksɪkeɪt/
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  • (adjective) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɒksɪkət/

VerbEdit

intoxicate (third-person singular simple present intoxicates, present participle intoxicating, simple past and past participle intoxicated)

  1. To stupefy by doping with chemical substances such as alcohol.
  2. To excite to enthusiasm or madness.

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AdjectiveEdit

intoxicate (comparative more intoxicate, superlative most intoxicate)

  1. (obsolete) Intoxicated.
  2. (obsolete) Overexcited, as with joy or grief.
    • (Can we date this quote by Chapman and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Alas, good mother, be not intoxicate for me; / I am well enough.

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