intoxication

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

intoxication (plural intoxications)

  1. A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.
    He suffered acute intoxication from the combined effects of several drugs.
  2. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk.
  3. A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.

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Etymology[edit]

From intoxiquer +‎ -tion

Noun[edit]

intoxication f (plural intoxications)

  1. poisoning
  2. the act of spreading false information or propaganda

Usage notes[edit]

In French, the word intoxication is used more broadly than in English to refer to the poisoning of an organism by a variety of means such as herbicide or poisonous gas as well as by alcohol or narcotics.

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