INTOX'ICATE, verb transitive [in and Latin toxicum, which, Pliny informs us, is from taxa, a species of tree.]
1. To inebriate; to make drunk; as with spirituous liquor.
As with new wine intoxicated both,
They swim in mirth--
2. To excite the spirits to a kind of delirium; to elate to enthusiasm, frenzy or madness. Success may sometimes intoxicate a man of sobriety. An enthusiast may be intoxicated and zeal.
INTOX'ICATE, adjective Inebriated.