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Alcohol EffectsPlay
Refers to effects of alcohol, not just any intoxicating substance. SlideWhen she drinks wine, it doesn't take much to intoxicate her.
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'Heavily intoxicated' suggests extreme drunkenness, often used in formal or medical contexts. SlideAfter the accident, the driver was found to be heavily intoxicated.
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Cultural SensitivityPlay
Different cultures have varied views on intoxication; use the word respectfully. SlideIn his culture, being seen intoxicated is considered disgraceful.