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intoxicant

[in-tok-si-kuh nt] /ɪnˈtɒk sɪ kənt/
noun
1.
an intoxicating agent, as alcoholic liquor or certain drugs.
adjective
2.
intoxicating or exhilarating:
the clear, intoxicant air of the mountains.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Medieval Latin intoxicant- (stem of intoxicāns), present participle of intoxicāre to poison. See in-2, toxicant
Related forms
nonintoxicant, adjective
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intoxicant

/ɪnˈtɒksɪkənt/
noun
1.
anything that causes intoxication
adjective
2.
causing intoxication
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Word Origin and History for in toxicant

intoxicant

n.

"liquor," 1863; see intoxicate.

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in toxicant in Medicine

intoxicant in·tox·i·cant (ĭn-tŏk'sĭ-kənt)
n.
An agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage.


in·tox'i·cant adj.
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