Examples from the Web for nicotine
Ground glass is put in food to cause internal bleeding, and nicotine concentrated by boiling can cause a heart attack.
A man named Herbert Gilbert patented one back in 1963 that heated a nicotine solution and produced steam.
Even after recovering from the initial sickness, patients can be left in nicotine withdrawal that lasts for days.CDC Study Finds Huge Increase of E-Cigarette Poisonings, Especially Among Children Under 5|Abby Haglage|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
E-cigarette users, who call themselves “vapers,” see them as a relatively harmless way to get a nicotine fix.E-Cigarettes, Facing Ban, Still Figuring Out What They Want to Be|Alex Halperin|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then there is the nicotine: a stimulant that for the addict also has the added effect of calming the nerves.
It is highly poisonous, and resembles conine and nicotine in its general properties.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Sabas laughed noisily, coughed, and got rid of his nicotine.The Joy of Captain Ribot|Armando Palacio Valds
After my own experience of deathly dullness, I heartily sympathise with those who seek relief in alcohol and nicotine.Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
It is therefore obvious that the strength of tobacco in nicotine varies between wide limits.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
The longer the plant is permitted to grow the larger will be its nicotine content.Tobacco Leaves|W. A. Brennan
British Dictionary definitions for nicotine
Word Origin for nicotine
Word Origin and History for nicotine
poisonous alkaloid found in tobacco leaves, 1819, from French nicotine, earlier nicotiane, from Modern Latin Nicotiana, formal botanical name for the tobacco plant, named for Jean Nicot (c.1530-1600), French ambassador to Portugal, who sent tobacco seeds and powdered leaves back to France 1561. His name is a diminutive of Nicolas.
Medicine definitions for nicotine
Science definitions for nicotine
Culture definitions for nicotine
A poisonous chemical substance found in the tobacco plant.