Meaning of intoxicate

in•tox•i•cate

Pronunciation: (v.in-tok'si-kāt"adj.in-tok's&schwa-kit, -kāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to affect temporarily with diminished physical and mental control by means of alcoholic liquor, a drug, or another substance, esp. to excite or stupefy with liquor.
  2. to make enthusiastic; elate strongly, as by intoxicants; exhilarate: The prospect of success intoxicated him.
  3. to poison.
—v.i.
  1. to cause or produce intoxication: having the power to intoxicate.
—adj.
  1. intoxicated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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