toxicant

[tok-si-kuhnt]
adjective
1.
poisonous; toxic.
noun
2.
a poison.

Origin:
1880–85; < Medieval Latin toxicant- (stem of toxicāns), present participle of toxicāre to poison. See toxic, -ant

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toxicant (ˈtɒksɪkənt)
 
n
1.  a toxic substance; poison
2.  a rare word for intoxicant
 
adj
3.  poisonous; toxic
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin toxicāre to poison; see toxic]

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toxicant tox·i·cant (tŏk'sĭ-kənt)
n.

  1. A poison or poisonous agent.

  2. An intoxicant.

adj.
Poisonous; toxic.
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