- an intoxicating agent, as alcoholic liquor or certain drugs.
- intoxicating or exhilarating: the clear, intoxicant air of the mountains.
Origin of intoxicant
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Examples from the Web for intoxicant
The use of cannabis as an intoxicant began to take hold in America in the early 1900s.The Chronic Chronicles: A History of Pot
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Koon: Because I believed that this individual was under the influence of some intoxicant.L.A. Riots Anniversary: Stacey Koon’s Disturbing Testimony
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Now, cheese on an empty mouse stomach acts as an intoxicant."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"
Royal was teasing me, sure of my refusal to indulge in any intoxicant.Patchwork
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Which it did, as a matter of fact, but it was a tonic, 'stead of actin' like an intoxicant.Rimrock Trail
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Upon such occasions the only intoxicant was tobacco or dakka.
In the East it is commonly used as an intoxicant, either by smoking it, like tobacco, or swallowing it.
- anything that causes intoxication
- causing intoxication
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Word Origin and History for intoxicant
"liquor," 1863; see intoxicate.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage.
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