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inhalant

[in-hey-luh nt] /ɪnˈheɪ lənt/
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.
3.
adjective
4.
used for inhaling.
Origin of inhalant
1815-1825
1815-25; inhale + -ant
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inhalant

/ɪnˈheɪlənt/
adjective
1.
(esp of a volatile medicinal formulation) inhaled for its soothing or therapeutic effect
2.
inhaling
noun
3.
an inhalant medicinal formulation
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Word Origin and History for inhalant

1825 (adj.), c.1830 (n.)., from Latin inhalantem, present participle of inhalare (see inhale).

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inhalant in Medicine

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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