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toxicant

[ tok-si-kuhnt ]
/ ˈtɒk sɪ kənt /
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adjective
poisonous; toxic.
noun
a poison.
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Origin of toxicant

1880–85; <Medieval Latin toxicant- (stem of toxicāns), present participle of toxicāre to poison. See toxic, -ant
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How to use toxicant in a sentence

  • 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
/ (ˈtɒksɪkənt) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for toxicant

toxicant
[ tŏksĭ-kənt ]

n.
A poison or poisonous agent.
An intoxicant.
adj.
Poisonous; toxic.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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