from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To stupefy or excite by the action of a chemical substance such as alcohol.
- transitive v. To stimulate or excite: "a man whom life intoxicates, who has no need of wine” ( Anaïs Nin).
- transitive v. To poison.
- intransitive v. To cause stupefaction, stimulation, or excitement by or as if by use of a chemical substance: "The notion of Holy War is showing that it has not yet lost all its power to intoxicate and to inflame” ( Conor Cruise O'Brien).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stupefy by doping with chemical substances such as alcohol.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Intoxicated.
- adj. Overexcited, as with joy or grief.
- transitive v. To poison; to drug.
- transitive v. To make drunk; to inebriate; to excite or to stupefy by strong drink or by a narcotic substance.
- transitive v. To excite to a transport of enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness; to elate unduly or excessively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To poison.
- To make drunk, as with spirituous liquor; inebriate.
- Figuratively, to excite to a very high pitch of feeling; elate to exaltation, enthusiasm, or frenzy: as, one intoxicated by success.
- To poison.
- To cause or produce intoxication; have the property of intoxicating: as, an intoxicating liquor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
- v. have an intoxicating effect on, of a drug
- v. fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
They know that the mainstream press is in thrall to power and is therefore compromised, thus they're seeking a new path to redress their grievances -- and new antidotes to the poison spread by the powerful to intoxicate the minds and hearts of the powerless.
Twenty years later, these theories re-emerged in comics like "Pharaon: The Ice Brain," in which spies uncover a Nazi cabal bunkered inside a Tibetan mountain, where they have built a supercomputer "to intoxicate the world and bewitch the people!"
“A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.”
The right to intoxicate is a fundamental human right, as basic as the rights to worship or to engage in dangerous sports.
Arab. hashshashin and hashishiyyin, lit. "a hashish-eater, one addicted to hashish," both forms in Arabic being applied to the Ismaili sectarians, who used to intoxicate themselves with hashish or hemp, when preparing to dispatch some king or public man.
Jasmine and rose tread lightly; amber and white musk intoxicate and cardamom and pink pepper lift your spirits.
For years Robustiano would describe the priest's face when he saw those berries sweating in the stained-glass sun, three baskets as wide as two men's chests, the fragrance rising to intoxicate
It depends on deeply embedded subconscious memories, which for whatever reason intoxicate a smeller 's senses.
On August 20, 1967, Chance used his home brew to intoxicate five prison guards enabling himself and the two other men to escape into the jungle.
I stopped visiting the dens of debauchery, I stopped using the “intoxicate” setting on the jack inputs.