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Intoxicate


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.