inhalant

noun
in·​hal·​ant | \ in-ˈhā-lənt How to pronounce inhalant (audio) \

Definition of inhalant

: something (such as an allergen or medication) that is inhaled

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Other Words from inhalant

inhalant adjective

Examples of inhalant in a Sentence

The medicine is now available as an inhalant.
Recent Examples on the Web One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019 Warm mist can also be used with medicinal inhalants for cough or cold relief. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Breathe Easier With One of These 8 Best Humidifiers," 13 Sep. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of inhalant

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inhalant was circa 1890

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11 Dec 2019

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“Inhalant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhalant. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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More Definitions for inhalant

inhalant

noun
How to pronounce inhalant (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of inhalant

medical : a medicine or illegal drug that is breathed into the lungs

inhalant

noun
in·​hal·​ant
variants: also inhalent \ in-​ˈhā-​lənt How to pronounce inhalent (audio) \

Medical Definition of inhalant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : something (as an allergen or an anesthetic vapor) that is inhaled
2 : any of various often toxic volatile substances (as spray paint, glue, or paint thinner) whose fumes are sometimes inhaled for their euphoric effect

inhalant

adjective
variants: also inhalent

Medical Definition of inhalant (Entry 2 of 2)

: used for inhaling or constituting an inhalant inhalant anesthetics

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