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English noun: intoxication

1. intoxication (state) the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance

Synonymspoisoning, toxic condition

Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Narrower (hyponym)alkali poisoning, caffeine intoxication, caffeinism, carbon monoxide poisoning, cyanide poisoning, ergotism, mercury poisoning, naphthalene poisoning, nicotine poisoning, ophidism, paraquat poisoning, pesticide poisoning, salicylate poisoning

2. intoxication (state) a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol

Synonymsdrunkenness, inebriation, inebriety, insobriety, tipsiness

Broader (hypernym)temporary state

Narrower (hyponym)grogginess, sottishness

Antonymssoberness, sobriety

3. intoxication (feeling) excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety

SamplesThe intoxication of wealth and power.

Broader (hypernym)excitement, exhilaration

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