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  • adj. Able to intoxicate; an intoxicant.
  • adj. Very exciting and stimulating, especially as if by alcohol or some stimulant.
  • v. Present participle of intoxicate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing intoxication; fitted to intoxicate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing
  • adj. extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic


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  • Our densely-crowded slums, the far too large percentage of unemployed, the gigantic revenues which are expended by all classes of society in intoxicating drink, the huge crowds which throng to the places of public amusement to watch our matches, simply because they have something on the event -- I say these are not satisfactory features in connection with British social life today.

    Modern British Liberalism and the Empire

  • So too the habit of indulging in intoxicating drinks is contracted by yielding to the tempter in the first instance.

    Advice to soldiers,

  • At the time of writing, the general belief was, that at his inauguration into the Vice-Presidency he was intoxicated, and because of an indulgence in intoxicating liquors that could not be excused.

    A Discourse on the Death of President Lincoln

  • There's many sorts of drinks as we poor ignorant creatures calls intoxicating which is quite the thing with your tip-top teetotallers.

    Frank Oldfield Lost and Found

  • Thinking more about this, it’s worth observing that our current low-tax environment has hardly created a free market in intoxicating beverages.

    Matthew Yglesias » Booze Taxes and Booze Regulations

  • He recalled the intoxicating sweetness of her eyes, her fair hair, the delicate silken tissue of the skin, beneath which it almost seemed to him that he could see the blood coursing; the tones of her voice still exerted a spell over him; he had forgotten nothing; his walk perhaps heated his imagination by sending a glow of warmth through his veins.

    Paras. 600–699

  • Eliot -- yes, there is that in the mere exercise of intellect which is intoxicating, which is consoling even to the highest degree.

    The world's great sermons, Volume 08 Talmage to Knox Little

  • Something intoxicating occurs when bananas are sauteed in copious amounts of brown sugar and melted butter and splashed with booze.

    New Orleans Saints Central

  • In a moment that could only be described as intoxicating, Bibb found himself holding Booker's guitar, and catching a brief but revealing glimpse of all the stories locked within it.


  • For Vicki Kennedy, the appearances are "intoxicating" and "flattering," said one family insider.

    Prominent Democrats want Kennedy's widow to run for his Senate seat


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