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intoxicant

[ in-tok-si-kuhnt ]
/ ɪnˈtɒk sɪ kənt /
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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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Origin of intoxicant

1860–65; <Medieval Latin intoxicant- (stem of intoxicāns), present participle of intoxicāre to poison. See in-2, toxicant

OTHER WORDS FROM intoxicant

non·in·tox·i·cant, adjective
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How to use intoxicant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for intoxicant

intoxicant
/ (ɪnˈtɒksɪkənt) /

noun
anything that causes intoxication
adjective
causing intoxication
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Medical definitions for intoxicant

intoxicant
[ ĭn-tŏksĭ-kənt ]

n.
An agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage.

Other words from intoxicant

in•toxi•cant adj.
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