intoxicant

noun
in·​tox·​i·​cant | \ in-ˈtäk-si-kənt How to pronounce intoxicant (audio) \

Definition of intoxicant

: something that intoxicates especially : an alcoholic drink

Other Words from intoxicant

intoxicant adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for intoxicant

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • nonintoxicant
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Examples of intoxicant in a Sentence

The use of intoxicants and stimulants is prohibited. He was driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Recent Examples on the Web The truth is probably somewhere in the middle, and these early moments of Respect show a young girl awed by the polished talent around her, its mere proximity an intoxicant. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 12 Aug. 2021 The extract can be processed into delta-8 THC, an intoxicant. Sophie Quinton, Anchorage Daily News, 12 July 2021 The study also found that those who chose to imbibe with wine had lower risks of death than those whose chief intoxicant was beer or hard liquor. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2021 Charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon while under the influence of an intoxicant; disorderly conduct while armed; and bail jumping are being forwarded to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, police said. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Sep. 2020 There were no other details about intoxicants, and toxicology results can take weeks. Aaron Morrison And Tim Sullivan, Houston Chronicle, 30 May 2020 There were no other details about intoxicants, and toxicology results can take weeks. Aaron Morrison, Anchorage Daily News, 30 May 2020 Officers also saw open intoxicants in the driver's car, police said. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2019 He has been charged with one count each of second-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. oregonlive, 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of intoxicant

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Intoxicant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intoxicant. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for intoxicant

intoxicant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of intoxicant

: something (such as an alcoholic drink) that causes people to become excited or confused and less able to control what they say or do : an intoxicating substance

intoxicant

noun
in·​tox·​i·​cant | \ in-ˈtäk-si-kənt How to pronounce intoxicant (audio) \

Medical Definition of intoxicant

: something that intoxicates especially : an alcoholic drink

called also inebriant

Other Words from intoxicant

intoxicant adjective

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