Part of speech: verb

To make drunk; inebriate; elate; excite.

Part of speech: verb

To possess intoxicating properties.

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Usage examples "intoxicate":

  1. The language of the poet stirs, up a magic power; even ordinary words flow forth in charming melody, and intoxicate the fast- bound listener." - "Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance.", Friedrich von Hardenberg.
  2. Will you confess this in the letter you must write immediately and do all you can to console me in it- make it rich as a draught of poppies to intoxicate me- write the softest words and kiss them, that I may at least touch my lips where yours have been. - "Flower of the Dusk", Myrtle Reed.
  3. If any dared deny the influence of this hour, the loveliest of the day, the flowers would protest and intoxicate his senses with their penetrating perfumes, which then exhale and mingle with the tender hum of insects and the amorous note of birds. - "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.