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intoxicant

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

1860–65; < Medieval Latin intoxicant- (stem of intoxicāns), present participle of intoxicāre to poison. See in-2, toxicant
Related formsnon·in·tox·i·cant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intoxicant

intoxicant

noun
  1. anything that causes intoxication
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adjective
  1. causing intoxication
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Word Origin and History for intoxicant

n.

"liquor," 1863; see intoxicate.

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intoxicant in Medicine

intoxicant

(ĭn-tŏksĭ-kənt)
n.
  1. An agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage.
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Related formsin•toxi•cant adj.
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