Definition of Intoxication

1. Noun. The physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance.

2. Noun. A temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol.
Exact synonyms: Drunkenness, Inebriation, Inebriety, Insobriety, Tipsiness
Generic synonyms: Temporary State
Specialized synonyms: Grogginess, Sottishness
Derivative terms: Drunken, Inebriate, Inebriate, Intoxicate, Intoxicate, Tipsy
Antonyms: Soberness

3. Noun. Excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety. "The intoxication of wealth and power"
Generic synonyms: Excitement, Exhilaration
Derivative terms: Intoxicate

Definition of Intoxication

1. n. A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.

Definition of Intoxication

1. Noun. A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk. ¹

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

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Definition of Intoxication

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Medical Definition of Intoxication

1. Poisoning, the state of being poisoned. Origin: Gr. Toxikon = poison This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intoxication

intoxication (current term)
intra-abdominal abscess
intra-alveolar septa
intra-aortic balloon

Literary usage of Intoxication

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1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1922)
"In an earlier publication (Hall and Whipple (4)), the noticeable clinical similarity between intestinal obstruction and systemic x-ray intoxication has been ..."

2. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1913)
"MENTAL intoxication FROM the time the mind becomes conscious of the world in its physical body, until it is free from the necessity of a physical body, ..."

3. On the Use and Abuse of Alcoholic Liquors, in Health and Disease by William Benjamin Carpenter (1855)
"Phenomena of Alcoholic intoxication. 10. The term intoxication is sometimes employed in this country to designate that series of phenomena which results ..."

4. Études sur la Queste del saint graal attribuée à Gautier Map by Albert Pauphilet, Colonel Bell Burr, Ernst Ziegler, Douglas Symmers (1921)
"intoxication Psychoses. These may develop from any poisonous substance taken into ... The phenomena of acute alcoholic intoxication are so well known as to ..."

5. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1920)
"intoxication as affected by unfair conduct of adversary. A less degree of intoxication than that described may serve as a basis for avoiding contracts if ..."

6. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy, Carter Pitkin Pomeroy (1899)
"intoxication. — intoxication which merely exhilarates, and does not materially affect the understand- ing and the will, does not constitute a defense to the ..."

7. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum, Harry Gideon Wells (1907)
"But even those who would limit the use of the term autointoxication to intoxication with the products of cellular metabolism, must admit the possibility of ..."

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