intoxicate [in täk′si kāt΄]
intoxicated, intoxicating [< ML intoxicatus, pp. of intoxicare, to poison, drug < L in-, in + toxicare, to smear with poison < toxicum, poison: see TOXIC]
1. to affect the nervous system of, so as to cause a loss of control; make drunk; stupefy; inebriate: said of alcoholic liquor or a drug
2. to excite to a point beyond self-control; make wild with excitement or happiness
3. Med. to poison or have a poisonous effect on

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