toxicant

[tok-si-kuh nt]

adjective

poisonous; toxic.

noun

a poison.

Origin of toxicant

1880–85; < Medieval Latin toxicant- (stem of toxicāns), present participle of toxicāre to poison. See toxic, -ant
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Historical Examples of toxicant

  • She regulated the doses of her toxicant, the poison of her glance instilled into the veins of this man.


British Dictionary definitions for toxicant

toxicant

noun

a toxic substance; poison
a rare word for intoxicant

adjective

poisonous; toxic

Word Origin for toxicant

C19: from Medieval Latin toxicāre to poison; see toxic
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toxicant in Medicine

toxicant

[tŏksĭ-kənt]

n.

A poison or poisonous agent.
An intoxicant.

adj.

Poisonous; toxic.
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