[syn: drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety, intoxication, tipsiness, insobriety]
3. excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety;
- Example: "the intoxication of wealth and power"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Intoxication \In*tox`i*ca"tion\, n.
1. (Med.) A poisoning, as by a alcoholic or a narcotic
2. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation;
ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making
2. A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to
enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.
That secret intoxication of pleasure. --Spectator.
Syn: Drunkenness; inebriation; inebriety; ebriety;
infatuation; delirium. See Drunkenness.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic
substance [syn: poisoning, toxic condition,
2: a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of
alcohol [syn: drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety,
intoxication, tipsiness, insobriety] [ant: soberness,
3: excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety; "the
intoxication of wealth and power"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "intoxication":
abandon, autointoxication, beatification, beatitude, bewitchment,
blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, blood poisoning, cheer,
cheerfulness, cloud nine, craze, delectation, delight, delirium,
ecstasy, ecstatics, elation, enchantment, ergotism, exaltation,
exhilaration, exuberance, felicity, fire and fury, food poisoning,
frenzy, furor, furore, fury, gaiety, gladness, glee, happiness,
heaven, high spirits, hysteria, joy, joyance, joyfulness, madness,
milk sickness, orgasm, orgy, overhappiness, overjoyfulness,
paradise, passion, poisoning, ptomaine poisoning, pyemia, rage,
rapture, ravishment, sepsis, septic poisoning, septicemia,
septicopyemia, seventh heaven, sunshine, tearing passion,
towering rage, toxemia, transport, unalloyed happiness,