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English definition of “intoxication”

intoxication

noun [U] uk   /ɪnˌtɒk.sɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌtɑːk-/
formal the condition of being drunk: He used to claim that he had his best ideas after several days of intoxication. a strong feeling of excitement or happiness: The feeling of intoxication that followed her victory was cut short by her father's sudden death.
(Definition of intoxication from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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