intoxicating intoxicating  /ɪn ˈtɑk sɪ ˌkeɪ tɪŋ/


  1. (adj) causing
  2. (adj) extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic



  1. For 56 years the constitution of Kansas has forbidden the sale of intoxicating beverages.
  2. And then there's the highly intoxicating chronosynclastic infundibulum, which remains a mystery to science.
  3. Pulp Fiction: Tarantino's movies are smartly intoxicating cocktails of rampage and meditation; they're in-your-face, with a mac-10 machine pistol and a quote from the Old Testament.


  1. Top prospect Cole lives up to billing in stellar debut

    The night began with intoxicating anticipation, and ended in unbridled celebration at PNC Park. Gerrit Cole had not come to let anyone down, he wasn't here to add another layer of baseball disappointment to a city a generation-deep in them. Instead, Cole blanked the Giants through the first six innings of his Major League debut Tuesday, earning the 8-2 victory and the city's gratitude.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  2. Macomb County teen with marijuana card deals pot snacks at school, sheriff says

    "Weed edibles" are the result of culinary artistry combined with the intoxicating marijuana-derived ingredient THC.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: MLive Detroit

  3. Yard MD: Explore iris varieties from around the globe (story, video)

    When the sweet fragrance of bearded irises begins to waft over the backyard garden, spring has finally reached its culmination. The sugary scent of iris in full bloom is as intoxicating as that of a rose or lily, but with a richness and sweetness that is unfound in any other blooming flower.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Fond du Lac Reporter


  1. "There's a palpable sense of optimism here; everybody has the project that's going to scorch the earth," Hamill said. "It's a really intoxicating atmosphere to be in."
    on May 20, 2010 By: Mark Hamill Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "These amped-up Alcopops that look like non-alcohol energy drinks are popular with young people who wrongly believe that the caffeine will offset the intoxicating effects of the alcohol," Gansler says. "These beliefs are fueled by...
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Doug Gansler Source: WTOP

  3. Okrent asks, "In 1920 could anyone have believed that the 18th Amendment, ostensibly addressing the single subject of intoxicating beverages, would set off an avalanche of change in areas as diverse as international trade, speedboat design, tourism...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Daniel Okrent Source: Brooklyn Rail

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /