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

  • n. An agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That which intoxicates; an intoxicating agent; as, alcohol, opium and laughing gas are intoxicants.
  • n. Poison.
  • adj. Intoxicating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which intoxicates; an intoxicating agent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which intoxicates; an intoxicating substance, as brandy, bhang, etc.

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

  • adj. causing
  • n. a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
  • n. a drug that can produce a state of intoxication


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  • The airline also adopts rigorous medical checks for any long-term intoxicant-related dependence, which is a special type of testing that is currently not adopted by any other Middle East commercial airline.

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  • The man driving the Ford Fusion would be required to give a blood sample to test for any intoxicant, which is standard procedure in wrecks potentially involving a death, McCullor said.

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  • Betelnut, I've heard, has some kind of intoxicant affect.

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  • I mean, you would sit there with some kind of intoxicant and groove to whatever it is that I'm playing or Nick Lowe is playing, you know, because I'm on tour with Nick, so, it's that kind of thing.

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  • Very serious, seven charges of molestation, and also two other charges that he may have supplied some kind of intoxicant, whether it be a drink or perhaps a drug, to a child.

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  • (Chelsea Green, 2009), the word 'intoxicant' is derived from the Latin noun toxicum (poison). Main RSS Feed

  • People who are on cellphones, or texting, or on alcohol or some other type of intoxicant.

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  • I have heard he wrote the book compelety under the bottle (gin was his intoxicant) because the topics hurt him so badly.

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  • I read ERB, although the Tarzan books tended to be my poison of choice, C.S. Lewis's Perilandra series, Anne McCaffery's original Pern books - the idea that someone could create a whole new world and that it could be mine with the turn of a page was a wonder and an intoxicant.

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