intoxicant

[in-tok-si-kuhnt]
noun
1.
an intoxicating agent, as alcoholic liquor or certain drugs.
adjective
2.
intoxicating or exhilarating: the clear, intoxicant air of the mountains.

Origin:
1860–65; < Medieval Latin intoxicant- (stem of intoxicāns), present participle of intoxicāre to poison. See in-2, toxicant

nonintoxicant, adjective
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intoxicant (ɪnˈtɒksɪkənt)
 
n
1.  anything that causes intoxication
 
adj
2.  causing intoxication

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intoxicant
"liquor," 1863; see intoxicate.
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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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Example sentences
Intoxicant means any form of alcohol, drug or combination thereof.
It's as if the beauty that surrounds them were an intoxicant.
His enthusiasm for literature is a joyous intoxicant.
Early clerics believed it to be an intoxicant and consequently had it banned.
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