Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Used in or for inhaling.
  • n. Something inhaled.
  • n. A medication, anesthetic, or other compound in vapor or aerosol form, taken by inhalation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. intended for inhaling
  • n. something, especially a medication, that is inhaled

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inhaling; used for inhaling.
  • n. An apparatus also called an inhaler (which see); also, that which is to be inhaled, especially a medicine taken by inhalation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That inhales; serving for inhalation: as, the inhalant end of a duct; the inhalant pores of sponges (that is, the pores through which streams of water enter). See cuts under Porifera and Spongilla. Also spelled inhalent.
  • n. That which is inhaled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inhaling or serving for inhalation
  • n. something that is inhaled
  • n. a medication to be taken by inhaling it

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Examples

  • This inhalant, which is used as a smelling salt, is capable of causing caustic burns to the oral cavity if bitten or mucosal burns if inserted in the nose, due to the high content of ammonia.

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  • According to the study released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services, almost 1 million youths aged 12 to 17 used some kind of inhalant in 2007.

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  • The study finds that nearly 1 million youths aged 12 to 17 used some kind of inhalant in

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  • Almost 1 million youths aged 12 to 17 used some kind of inhalant in 2007, according to the study by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • Some have lost sons and daughters to PVS from drug abuse, mostly of the inhalant variety.

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  • In the 10th century, in Andalusia, Al-Zahrawi devised the forceps, speculum and bonesaw, pioneered inhalant anaesthetics in the form of sponges soaked with cannabis and opium, and even described the first syringe.

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  • When emergency workers arrived at the scene, the friend told them Moore had been doing whip-its, a cheap type of nitrous oxide inhalant usually abused by young adults.

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  • Consider the rise in food-related and inhalant allergies.

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  • He found her inhaler, shook it, opened her airway, and injected the inhalant.

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  • While Fear Gas is an inhalant, Crane has developed an injectable form of the drug for more intense phobia inducing fun.

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