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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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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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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