a glow

a glow

A mild alcohol or drug-induced high. I don't want to get drunk tonight, I just want a nice glow.
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glow

n. a mild state of drug or alcohol intoxication. What was supposed to be a nice glow turned out to be a terrifying hallucination.
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On the other hand, such was the strength of my stomach, of my alcoholic resistance, that the single cocktail was only the glimmer of a glow, the faintest tickle of a laugh.