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Intoxication
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Intoxication is the state of being affected by one or more psychoactive drugs. It can also refer to the effects caused by the ingestion of poison or by the overconsumption of normally harmless substances.

Some types of intoxication:

Intoxication can cause a state of mind that remains once the person is no longer intoxicated that can be used as a legal defense:

See also

  • The spins, a state of dizziness and disorientation due to intoxication

1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

INTOXICATION (Lat. toxicare, intoxicare, to smear with poison, toxicum, an adaptation of Gr. To cxov, sc. 4apµa ' cov, a poison smeared on arrows; Toov, bow), poisoning, or the action of poisons, whether of drugs, bacterial products, or other toxic substances, and hence the condition resulting from such poisoning, particularly the disorder of the nervous system produced by excessive drinking of alcohol (see Inebriety and Drunkenness).


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Simple English

Intoxication is the state of being affected by one or more psychoactive drugs. It can also refer to the effects caused by the ingestion of poison or by the overconsumption of normally harmless substances.

Some types of intoxication:

Intoxication can cause a state of mind that remains once the person is no longer intoxicated that can be used as a legal defense:

  • Settled insanity








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