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English definition of “intoxication”

intoxication

noun [U]     /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.Drunkenness and sobriety a strong feeling of excitement or happiness: The feeling of intoxication that followed her victory was cut short by her father's sudden death.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasmPleasure and happiness
(Definition of intoxication noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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