Definition of intoxication :
1. A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.
2. A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.
3. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk.
drunkenness (part of speech: noun)
- He was senseless, Luis trusted, more from the fall, or from intoxication, than from the effects of his wound; for he still breathed heavily, although blood flowed freely from his side. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
- He dwelt con amore, over certain bits, or stood back and looked at the whole fondly, through half- shut eyes, drinking in, with evident delight, that sweet intoxication which lies in the contemplation of our own work, when we can behold in it the fulfilment of some cherished idea. - "Daisy Burns (Volume 2)", Julia Kavanagh.
- I might have paid more heavily for the mad intoxication of that last flight. - "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3", Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds.