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INTOXICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intoxication mean? 

INTOXICATION (noun)
  The noun INTOXICATION has 3 senses:

1. the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
2. a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
3. excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety

  Familiarity information: INTOXICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTOXICATION (noun)


Sense 1intoxication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

intoxication; poisoning; toxic condition

Hypernyms ("intoxication" is a kind of...):

physiological condition; physiological state (the state of the body or bodily functions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intoxication"):

pesticide poisoning (toxic condition resulting from ingesting or inhaling a pesticide)

paraquat poisoning (poisoning caused by ingestion of paraquat; characterized by progressive damage to the esophagus and liver and kidneys)

ophidism (poisoning by snake venom)

nicotine poisoning (toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of nicotine)

naphthalene poisoning (toxic condition resulting from inhaling or ingesting naphthalene)

mercury poisoning (a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death)

ergotism (poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and craming and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs)

cyanide poisoning (poisoning due to ingesting or inhaling cyanide; common in smoke from fires and in industrial chemicals)

carbon monoxide poisoning (a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas)

caffeinism; caffiene intoxication (poisoning resulting from excessive intake of caffeine containing products)

alkali poisoning (poisoning resulting from the ingestion of an alkali compound (as lye or ammonia))

salicylate poisoning (poisoning caused by the excessive ingestion of salicylates (usually aspirin))


Sense 2intoxication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

drunkenness; tipsiness; inebriety; insobriety; intoxication; inebriation

Hypernyms ("intoxication" is a kind of...):

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intoxication"):

grogginess (a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol)

sottishness (stupefaction from drink)


Sense 3intoxication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context example:

the intoxication of wealth and power

Hypernyms ("intoxication" is a kind of...):

excitement; exhilaration (the feeling of lively and cheerful joy)


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