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Definition of "intoxication" []

  • Stupefaction or excitement by the action of a chemical substance. (noun)
  • Exhilaration, excitement, or euphoria. (noun)
  • Poisoning by a drug or toxic substance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intoxication" in a sentence
  • "We have found that the essential, and we might say, primary psychological datum of war is a war-mood, that the central motive of this war-mood is a general impulse which we called the intoxication motive, and that this intoxication motive, considered generically, and in regard to its specific meaning is a craving for power and for the experience of exerting and feeling power."
  • "Abusers of typewriter correction fluid frequently are found with the paraphernalia of abuse around them and the chalky white of the fluid on their face and hands. 9 Definitive diagnosis of TCE intoxication is made by quantitative determination of the compound in the patient's blood, tissue or expired breath."
  • "For those patients who are critically ill, or whose intoxication is particularly exotic, our medical director, physician consultants and specialists will provide direct consultation to the attending physician and maintain communication throughout the patient's hospital course of treatment."