intoxicant

[in-tok-si-kuh nt]
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adjective
  1. intoxicating or exhilarating: the clear, intoxicant air of the mountains.

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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Related Words for intoxicant

booze, drink, liquor, dope, narcotic

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British Dictionary definitions for intoxicant

intoxicant

noun
  1. anything that causes intoxication
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.
Related formsin•toxi•cant adj.
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