Definition of intoxication in US English:

intoxication

noun

  • The state of being intoxicated, especially by alcohol.

    ‘signs of intoxication’
    ‘the intoxication of fame’
    • ‘It is our task to deal with all conditions of burns, intoxications and traumas, all kinds of accidents and falling off high places and metabolical conditions.’
    • ‘But when you consider the levels of intoxication and the students' smutty fratboy humour, nothing is so certain.’
    • ‘The test is recommended for on the spot testing whenever alcohol consumption is planned or intoxication is suspected.’
    • ‘Alcohol meters to test levels of intoxication are being acquired.’
    • ‘Six jurors believed, like the coroner, that it was acute cocaine intoxication.’
    drunkenness, inebriation, insobriety, tipsiness, stupefaction
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Pronunciation

intoxication

/inˌtäksəˈkāSH(ə)n//ɪnˌtɑksəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/