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Intoxicating definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTOX'ICATING, ppr. Inebriating; elating to excess or frenzy.
1. Having qualities that produce inebriation; as intoxicating liquors.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: causing [syn: intoxicant, intoxicating]
2: extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic [syn: heady, intoxicating]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Intoxicate In*tox"i*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intoxicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Intoxicating.] 1. To poison; to drug. --South. 2. To make drunk; to inebriate; to excite or to stupefy by strong drink or by a narcotic substance. With new wine inoxicated both. --Milton. 3. To excite to a transport of enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness; to elate unduly or excessively. Intoxicated with the sound of those very bells. --G. Eliot. They are not intoxicated by military success. --Jowett (Thuc. ).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Intoxicating In*tox"i*ca`ting, a. Producing intoxication; fitted to intoxicate; as, intoxicating liquors.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Intoxicating drink contains alcohol and can make you drunk. (FORMAL) ...intoxicating liquor. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. If you describe something as intoxicating, you mean that it makes you feel a strong sense of excitement or happiness. (LITERARY) ...the intoxicating fragrance of lilies... ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

agitating, alcoholic, breathtaking, charged, cliff-hanging, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, electric, electrifying, entrancing, exciting, exhilarating, exhilarative, fascinating, galvanic, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, impressive, inebriant, inebriating, inebriative, inflammatory, inspiring, intoxicative, invigorating, jarring, jolting, maddening, mind-blowing, moving, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, perturbing, piquant, provocative, provoking, ravishing, rousing, soul-stirring, spirituous, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, striking, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, telling, thrilling, thrilly, troubling, unsettling, upsetting



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