Intoxication vs Incapacitation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between intoxication and incapacitation

is that intoxication is a poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance while incapacitation is the act of incapacitating or state of being incapacitated; incapacity; disqualification.

intoxication

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.
  • He suffered acute intoxication from the combined effects of several drugs.
  • The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk.
  • A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.
  • incapacitation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of incapacitating or state of being incapacitated; incapacity; disqualification.
  • * 1822 , , The Best Letters of Charles Lamb , LXVIII. To Wordsworth. March 20:
  • I dare not whisper to myself a pension on this side of absolute incapacitation and infirmity, till years have sucked me dry.
  • * 2006 Dec. 14, , " Johnson's Illness Puts Control of the Senate in Doubt," Time :
  • The incapacitation of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson has put all eyes in Washington on what is normally a little-noticed Senate vote now scheduled for Jan. 4.

    Synonyms

    * disablement