Definitions

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  • adjective Stupefied by alcohol, drunk.
  • adjective Stupefied by any chemical substance.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of intoxicate.

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  • adjective as if under the influence of alcohol
  • adjective stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

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Examples

  • What on this list gets at the distinctive qualities of reading, those qualities that involve not merely being mesmerized ( "intoxicated" is Powers's preferred term) by the secondary effects of prose fiction ( "generous portions of character," "the tacit rules of the narrative") but lead to reflection or rumination, or to an enhanced appreciation of the possibilities of writing and reading?

    Film and Literature

  • The Canadian Corps was not a wild horde to be let loose in intoxicated frenzy, as battles of old were sometimes fought.

    The Significance of Vimy

  • I have known some star comedians to go on the stage intoxicated, which is an unpardonable offense, and for which such persons should be driven out of the show business.

    The Art of Stage Dancing The Story of a Beautiful and Profitable Profession

  • 'No, Madam; I only get what you may call intoxicated, and not with liquor neither; and I feel it coming on me now -- I do indeed!'

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 Volume 23, Number 1

  • Mr. Greeven's account also, Lalbeg, the patron saint of the sweepers, is described as intoxicated with the hemp drug on two occasions.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala

  • LOUIS Reuters - A St. Louis police officer shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy late Thursday when the deputy, described as intoxicated and agitated, appeared to pull out a gun during an argument, police said Friday.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • A rider saw the couple - described as intoxicated and "old enough to know better" by TTC spokesman Brad Ross - having sex on the subway and pushed the passenger assistance alarm.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • This is the second instance in the last week where authorities say an individual described as intoxicated fell into very cold water and succumbed quickly.

    phillyBurbs.com: Home RSS feed

  • This is the second instance in the last week where authorities say an individual described as intoxicated fell into very cold water and succumbed quickly.

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  • This is the second instance in the last week where authorities say an individual described as intoxicated fell into very cold water and succumbed quickly.

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  • There are more synonyms for being intoxicated than for any other condition or object in the English language.

    November 11, 2007

  • That says a lot about us, doesn't it?

    November 11, 2007

  • I probably say sex would have to be up there as well.

    November 12, 2007