inhalant

[in-hey-luhnt]
noun
1.
a medicine, allergen, or other substance that is inhaled.
2.
any volatile substance, as nitrous oxide, butyl nitrite, toluene, gasoline, or paint thinner, capable of being inhaled, sometimes abused for its intoxicating effect.
adjective
4.
used for inhaling.

Origin:
1815–25; inhale + -ant

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inhalant (ɪnˈheɪlənt)
 
adj
1.  (esp of a volatile medicinal formulation) inhaled for its soothing or therapeutic effect
2.  inhaling
 
n
3.  an inhalant medicinal formulation

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inhalant in·ha·lant (ĭn-hā'lənt)
adj.
Used in or for inhaling. n.
Something that is inhaled, especially a drug that is delivered to the respiratory passages by a nebulizer or an aerosol container.

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