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

Examples of intoxicant in a Sentence

The use of intoxicants and stimulants is prohibited. He was driving under the influence of intoxicants.

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Aguilar-Aguilar was booked into the county jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants. oregonlive.com, "Oregon Taco Bell drive-thru customer gives worker swig of Hennessy, is arrested by deputy behind her, police say," 23 July 2019 His opposition to intoxicants was in recognition of the fact that while the typical vice can be enjoyed safely by most users, a majority of the market demand is from a minority of addicts. Gabriel Rossman, National Review, "Mark Kleiman Was the Nation’s Greatest Thinker on Drug Policy," 23 July 2019 Last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Morinville pleaded no contest to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence of intoxicants. oregonlive.com, "Man high on meth rams stolen semi truck into Portland police SUV, gets more than 2 years in prison," 9 July 2019 O'Neill said Cosby initiated contact with the women primarily through their employment and that most believed Cosby sincerely desired to mentor them prior to the assaults, during which they were given an intoxicant while in a place Cosby controlled. CBS News, "Bill Cosby appeals sex assault conviction over testimony from other accusers," 25 June 2019 The new Canadian rules strictly forbid the mixing of the two intoxicants. Kristine Owram, BostonGlobe.com, "A gummy conundrum for Canada’s pot producers," 17 June 2019 The capture rate of cigarettes, estimated at 1 in 4, is markedly higher than that of intoxicants like alcohol, cocaine and heroin. Sally Satel, WSJ, "Vaping Is Harm Reduction," 13 Feb. 2019 The man had a similar case pending following his arrest for abusing harmful intoxicants by Brooklyn police, according to North Olmsted police. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland.com, "Shoplifting suspect uses pepper spray on store security officer: North Olmsted police blotter," 7 Apr. 2018 Upon pulling the car over, the officer smelled intoxicants on the driver’s breath and an odor of marijuana from the car. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Man suspected of third OWI, this time with two children in car," 22 June 2018

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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

noun

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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