- n. A device that measures alcohol in expired air so as to estimate the concentration of alcohol in a person's blood; used by traffic police in cases of suspected driving while under the influence of alcohol.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a device that measures alcohol content of a person's breath.
- n. a device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath
- A portmanteau word from breath and analyzer. Originally a trademark of Smith & Wesson. (Wiktionary)
“My little keychain breathalyzer tells me when I’m down to .03 or such.”
“People who saw him there said he was not under the influence, and you have to have some suspicion as to whether or not these so-called breathalyzer machines are accurate, and whether that was as rigged as everything else that we've seen so far.”
“And how many intellectuals think that a breathalyzer is the same thing as an inhaler?”
“The violation of probation was filed Tuesday afternoon. statement saying that the positive reading on the breathalyzer was the result of toothpastes he was using.”
“Sneak a breathalyzer into the microphone and you'll soon determine whethe ...”
“Hopefully if his asthma attacks he won't need his 'breathalyzer' or 'inhalator' .....”
“The next initiative must work with the "treat it like alcohol" frame by providing a "breathalyzer" equivalent for the stoned driver.”
“Kevin Plaxco, a biochemist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has developed a prototype of a DNA-based cocaine detector that could lead the way to a "breathalyzer" style portable detector for cocaine.”
“I have to agree that the IPhone is "breathalyzer" (BAC tester) is a very interewsting step forward – at the same time, I do see some HUGE legal and ethical problems with using any "over the counter" (especially a cell phone attachment) to dtermine your TRUE B.A.C..”
“And the second is that we believe that the future of this work is also in the development of a kind of breathalyzer, a detector that will be able to detect those same volatile organic chemicals that are given off by the cancer samples using a device.”
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