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Meaning of INTOXICATION

Pronunciation:  in`tâksu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety; "the intoxication of wealth and power"
  2. [n]  a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
  3. [n]  the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
 

INTOXICATION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety, poisoning, tipsiness, toxic condition
 
 Antonyms: soberness, sobriety
 
 See Also: alkali poisoning, caffeinism, caffiene intoxication, carbon monoxide poisoning, cyanide poisoning, ergotism, excitement, exhilaration, grogginess, mercury poisoning, naphthalene poisoning, nicotine poisoning, ophidism, paraquat poisoning, pesticide poisoning, physiological condition, physiological state, salicylate poisoning, sottishness, temporary state

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*tox`i*ca"tion\, n.
1. (Med.) A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic
   substance.

2. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation;
   ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making
   drunk.

2. A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to
   enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.

         That secret intoxication of pleasure. --Spectator.

Syn: Drunkenness; inebriation; inebriety; ebriety;
     infatuation; delirium. See {Drunkenness}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandon, autointoxication, beatification, beatitude, bewitchment, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, blood poisoning, cheer, cheerfulness, cloud nine, craze, delectation, delight, delirium, ecstasy, ecstatics, elation, enchantment, ergotism, exaltation, exhilaration, exuberance, felicity, fire and fury, food poisoning, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, gaiety, gladness, glee, happiness, heaven, high spirits, hysteria, joy, joyance, joyfulness, madness, milk sickness, orgasm, orgy, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, paradise, passion, poisoning, ptomaine poisoning, pyemia, rage, rapture, ravishment, sepsis, septic poisoning, septicemia, septicopyemia, seventh heaven, sunshine, tearing passion, towering rage, toxemia, transport, unalloyed happiness, venenation
 

 

 

 

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