Intemperance

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Intemperance Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    intemperance n
  1. the quality of being intemperate [ant: temperance]
  2. consumption of alcoholic drinks [syn: intemperateness]
  3. immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites [syn: intemperateness, self-indulgence]
Intemperance Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Intemperance \In*tem"per*ance\, n. [F. intemp['e]rance, L. intemperantia. See In- not, and Temperance.]
  1. The act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the appetites or passions. God is in every creature; be cruel toward none, neither abuse any by intemperance. --Jer. Taylor. Some, as thou sawest, by violent stroke shall die, By fire, flood, famine, by intemperance more In meats and drinks. --Milton.
  2. Specifically: Habitual or excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquors.
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Alcohol intoxication (also known as drunkenness or inebriation) is a physiological state that occurs when a person has a high level of ethanol (alcohol) in their blood. Common symptoms of alcohol intoxication include slurred speech, euphoria, impaired balance, loss of muscle coordination (ataxia), flushed face, reddened eyes, reduced inhibition, and erratic behavior. In severe cases, it can cause coma or death.

Toxicologists use the term “alcohol intoxication” to discriminate between alcohol and other toxins.

Acute alcohol intoxication results from a very high level of alcohol in the blood. This term is used by health care providers, often in emergencies.

Alcohol poisoning is an acute and life-threatening condition that requires emergency medical attention. The signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning include:

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