[in-tok-si-kuh nt]
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  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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for intoxicant

booze, drink, liquor, dope, narcotic

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British Dictionary definitions for intoxicant


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

"liquor," 1863; see intoxicate.

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intoxicant in Medicine


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