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

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Other Words from intoxicant

intoxicant adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for intoxicant

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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 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, "Police arrest man accused of pointing a shotgun at protesters outside his home," 17 Sep. 2020 There were no other details about intoxicants, and toxicology results can take weeks. Aaron Morrison And Tim Sullivan, Houston Chronicle, "Thousands ignore Minneapolis curfew as U.S. protests spread," 30 May 2020 There were no other details about intoxicants, and toxicology results can take weeks. Aaron Morrison, Anchorage Daily News, "Protesters and vandals ignore Minneapolis curfew as anger stoked by police killing spreads," 30 May 2020 Officers also saw open intoxicants in the driver's car, police said. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two officers suffer minor injuries in squad crash near South 22nd Street and West Greenfield Avenue," 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, "Portland man charged with killing woman in Barbur Boulevard hit-and-run," 19 Mar. 2020 He is accused of first-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence of intoxicants and third-degree assault. oregonlive.com, "Suspect in Salem crash that killed 3 teens said he’d had 8 beers, records show," 4 June 2019 Cam, 30, was arrested and jailed on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and manslaughter. oregonlive, "Pedestrian dies after being hit by intoxicated driver in SW Portland, police say," 17 Mar. 2020 Farley smelled of intoxicants, wasn’t wearing his seat belt and was slurring his words when stopped by police, according to the report. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Lake Angelus police chief gets probation in drunken driving arrest," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of intoxicant

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intoxicant was in 1863

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“Intoxicant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intoxicant. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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intoxicant

noun
How to pronounce intoxicant (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of intoxicant

formal : something (such as an acoholic 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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