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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intoxicated mean? 

INTOXICATED (adjective)
  The adjective INTOXICATED has 2 senses:

1. stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
2. as if under the influence of alcohol

  Familiarity information: INTOXICATED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

INTOXICATED (adjective)

Sense 1intoxicated [BACK TO TOP]


Stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)


drunk; inebriated; intoxicated

Context examples:

a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors / helplessly inebriated


bacchanal; bacchanalian; bacchic; carousing; orgiastic (used of riotously drunken merrymaking)

beery (smelling of beer)

besotted; blind drunk; blotto; cockeyed; crocked; fuddled; loaded; pie-eyed; pissed; pixilated; plastered; potty; slopped; sloshed; smashed; soaked; soused; sozzled; squiffy; stiff; tiddley; tiddly; tight; tipsy; wet (very drunk)

bibulous; boozy; drunken; sottish (given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol)

doped; drugged; narcotised; narcotized (under the influence of narcotics)

half-seas-over (British informal for 'intoxicated')

high; mellow (slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana))

hopped-up; stoned (under the influence of narcotics)


sober (not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol))

Sense 2intoxicated [BACK TO TOP]


As if under the influence of alcohol


drunk; intoxicated

Context examples:

felt intoxicated by her success / drunk with excitement


excited (in an aroused state)

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