Definition of intoxicated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtɒksɪkeɪtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtɑːksɪkeɪtɪd//
    (formal) Excitement, Addiction
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  1. 1under the influence of alcohol or drugs (North American English) He was arrested for DWI (= driving while intoxicated). See related entries: Addiction
  2. 2intoxicated (by/with something) very excited by something, so that you cannot think clearly intoxicated with success See related entries: Excitement
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘poison’): from medieval Latin intoxicare, from in- ‘into’ + toxicare ‘to poison’, from Latin toxicum (see toxic) + -ed.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intoxicated