intoxication

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intoxication (countable and uncountable, plural intoxications)

  1. A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.
    He suffered acute intoxication from the combined effects of several drugs.
  2. The state of being intoxicated or drunk.
    Synonyms: inebriation, ebriety, drunkenness
  3. The act of intoxicating or making drunk.
  4. A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, page 35:
      Excitement leads to enthusiasm, that moral intoxication, whose effects seem incredible to the sober, while the influence which produces the extravagance appears more extraordinary than the act itself.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From intoxiquer +‎ -tion.

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intoxication f (plural intoxications)

  1. poisoning
  2. the act of spreading false information or propaganda

Usage notesEdit

In French, the word intoxication is used more broadly than in English to refer to the poisoning of an organism by a variety of means such as herbicide or poisonous gas as well as by alcohol or narcotics.

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intoxication (uncountable)

  1. intoxication