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toxicant

[tok-si-kuh nt]
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adjective
  1. poisonous; toxic.
noun
  1. a poison.

Origin of toxicant

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

  • She regulated the doses of her toxicant, the poison of her glance instilled into the veins of this man.

    His Excellency the Minister

    Jules Claretie


British Dictionary definitions for toxicant

toxicant

noun
  1. a toxic substance; poison
  2. a rare word for intoxicant
adjective
  1. poisonous; toxic

Word Origin

C19: from Medieval Latin toxicāre to poison; see toxic
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toxicant in Medicine

toxicant

(tŏksĭ-kənt)
n.
  1. A poison or poisonous agent.
  2. An intoxicant.
adj.
  1. Poisonous; toxic.
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