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Intoxication \In*tox`i*ca"tion\, n.

  1. (Med.) A poisoning, as by a alcoholic 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.

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

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, intoxigacion "poisoning," from Medieval Latin intoxicationem (nominative intoxicatio) "poisoning," noun of action from past participle stem of intoxicare (see intoxicate). Meaning "drunkenness" is from 1640s.


n. 1 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. 3 A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.

  1. n. the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance [syn: poisoning, toxic condition]

  2. a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol [syn: drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety, tipsiness] [ant: soberness]

  3. excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety; "the intoxication of wealth and power"

Intoxication (album)

Intoxication is the eighth studio album released by Jamaican rapper Shaggy. The album was released on October 22, 2007, to critical acclaim, but without major chart success. The album was re-issued in September 2008 to include additional tracks, remixes and music videos. Four singles were released from the album: " Church Heathen", " Bonafide Girl", which features guest vocals from Rikrok and Tony Gold, "Feel the Rush", the official single for Euro 2008 (which only appears on the subsequent re-issue of the album) and " What's Love", featuring R&B singer Akon.


Intoxication — or poisoning, especially by an alcoholic or narcotic substance — may refer to:

  • Substance intoxication:
    • Alcohol intoxication
    • Toxidrome
    • Effects of cannabis
    • Cocaine intoxication
    • Caffeine#Caffeine intoxication
    • Stimulant#Effects
    • Water intoxication
    • Drug overdose
    • Inhalant abuse#Administration and effects
  • Intoxication (film), a 1919 German film directed by Ernst Lubitsch
  • Intoxication (album)
  • "Intoxication", a song by Disturbed from Believe
Intoxication (film)

Intoxication (German: Rausch) is a 1919 German silent drama film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Asta Nielsen, Alfred Abel and Karl Meinhardt. It was based on the play Brott och brott by August Strindberg. Lubitsch was loaned out from UFA to the smaller Argus-Film for the production.

Usage examples of "intoxication".

Then came the discovery that adrenochrome, which is a product of the decomposition of adrenalin, can produce many of the symptoms observed in mescalin intoxication.

Even that wild, defiant period of half-forced gaiety, which had ended in my toboggan accident, then seemed in my memory to be beautiful and colored in a paradisiacal way, like a lost land of pleasure, the echo of which still came across to me with bacchanal intoxication from the distance.

Huitaca, Chia The moon-goddess of intoxication and joy to the Chibcha, residents of what is now Colombia, Huitaca was the rival of the industrious male preacher Bochica.

The bright blue sky of Rome, and the effect of the vigorous awakening spring in that divinest climate, and the new life with which it drenches the spirits even to intoxication, were the inspiration of this drama.

The first two syringes contained neostigmine and edrophonium, both of which were used to restore muscular strength in victims of intoxication by tetrodotoxin.

The other things that go along with the syndrome are hypersexuality and pathological intoxication.

Full eager were they of Goblinland and flown with the intoxication of impending battle, and they of the vanguard fared apace, outstripping the Demons, so that Juss was fain to hasten after them lest they should lose touch and fall to confusion.

Placed in the crucible of Nietzschean philosophy, rebellion, in the intoxication of freedom, ends in biological or historical Caesarism.

The previous winter having been unusually severe, this spring feeling was like a form of intoxication in May, as if there were an overabundant supply of sap.

Grecian Tartarian dance of the Furies there is life and wild strength, there is in its madness a certain intoxication which deprives it of its feeling of deep misery.

We spent two hours in the sweetest of intoxications, our bliss seeming more acute than at our first meeting.

I replied to her only by a look which expressed the intoxication of my spirits at the prospect of so great bliss.

Rameses, to whom intoxication was unknown, and who avoided the banquets of his associates--now sat at the midnight hours, alone at his table, and toped till his weary head grew heavy.

Army, presented with acute alcohol intoxication, diffuse anxiety alternating with a depressionlike state, ftilminating anger, self-mutilating behavior, and an eightpound chart of his previous hospitalizations.

When he returned with the wagon to the Five Owls, he found waiting a work-force of twelve individuals of miscellaneous sort, including a man not only senile but also lacking a leg. Another, in the throes of intoxication, fought away imaginary insects.