intoxicant

[ in-tok-si-kuh nt ]
/ ɪnˈtɒk sɪ kənt /

noun

an intoxicating agent, as alcoholic liquor or certain drugs.

adjective

intoxicating or exhilarating: the clear, intoxicant air of the mountains.

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Nearby words

  1. intorted,
  2. intortor,
  3. intortus,
  4. intourist,
  5. intown,
  6. intoxicate,
  7. intoxicated,
  8. intoxicating,
  9. intoxication,
  10. intoxicative

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

/ (ɪnˈtɒksɪkənt) /

noun

anything that causes intoxication

adjective

causing intoxication
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Word Origin and History for intoxicant

intoxicant

n.

"liquor," 1863; see intoxicate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for intoxicant

intoxicant

[ ĭn-tŏksĭ-kənt ]

n.

An agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage.
Related formsin•toxi•cant adj.


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