intoxicable /in tok"si keuh beuhl/, adj.intoxicator, n.
v. /in tok"si kayt'/; adj. /in tok"seuh kit, -kayt'/, v., intoxicated, intoxicating, adj.
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. Pathol. to poison.
4. to cause or produce intoxication: having the power to intoxicate.
5. Archaic. intoxicated.
[1375-1425; late ME < ML intoxicatus, ptp. of intoxicare to poison. See IN-2, TOXIC, -ATE1]

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