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intoxicant (drug)

Definition:

a drug that can produce a state of intoxication

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Related to:

intoxicate

Plural:

intoxicants

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Medieval Latin intoxicans, present participle of intoxicare
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of intoxicant...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Psychoactive drug | psychopharmaceutical | psychotropic

a chemical substance that crosses the blood-brain barrier and acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it affects brain function, resulting in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior. These substances may be ... (35 of 7087 words, 10 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

intoxicant

anything that causes intoxication | causing intoxication (6 of 327 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/intoxicant

Merriam-Webster:

intoxicant | aqua vitae [synonym] | ardent spirits [synonym] | booze [synonym] | bottle [synonym] | drink [synonym] | firewater [synonym] | grog [synonym] | hooch [slang, synonym] | ...

something that intoxicates ; especially, an alcoholic drink (8 of 144 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/intoxicant

Oxford Dictionary:

intoxicant

an intoxicating substance (3 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/intoxicant

Random House Dictionary:

intoxicant

an intoxicating agent, as alcoholic liquor or certain drugs. | intoxicating or exhilarating. (12 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/intoxicant

Cambridge Dictionary:

intoxicant [specialized]

a substance such as alcohol that produces feelings of pleasure or happiness in a person artificially (16 of 22 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/intoxicant

New World Dictionary:

intoxicant | inebriant

something that intoxicates; especially, alcoholic liquor | that intoxicates; intoxicating (9 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/intoxicant

Wiktionary:

intoxicant | intoxicants [plural] | Poison [synonym, sense-specific] | Intoxicating [synonym, sense-specific]

That which intoxicates; an intoxicating agent; as, alcohol, opium and laughing gas are intoxicants. | Poison. | Intoxicating. (16 of 18 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/intoxicant

American Heritage Dictionary:

intoxicant

An agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage. (8 of 13 words, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

drug [chemical agent]

any chemical substance that affects the functioning of living things and the organisms that infect them. Pharmacology, the science of drugs, deals ... (22 of 1390 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171942​/drug

Macmillan British Dictionary:

drug [countable] | drugs [plural]

an illegal substance that affects someone physically or mentally when they ... | a substance that you take to treat a disease or medical problem (24 of 132 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug

drug [transitive, verb] | drugged [past tense] | drugging [present participle] | drugs [3rd-person singular present]

to give a drug to someone so that they will go to sleep or will become unconscious | to put a drug in food or drink so that someone will swallow it ... (31 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug 14

Encarta Dictionary:

intoxicant | intoxicants [plural]

something that causes physical or psychological intoxication, e.g. an alcoholic beverage or great power | capable of making somebody intoxicated (19 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622072​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

intoxicant

Origin: Medieval Latin intoxicans, present participle of intoxicare

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/intoxicant

Online Etymology:

intoxicant

Origin: "liquor", 1863; see "intoxicate".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=intoxicant

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

intoxicant

Audio: British English pronunciation of "intoxicant"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/intoxicant

Cambridge Dictionary:

intoxicant [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "intoxicant"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "intoxicant"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/intoxicant

the Free Dictionary:

intoxicant

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "intoxicant"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "intoxicant"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "intoxicant" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/intoxicant

Google Dictionary:

intoxicant | intoxicants [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "intoxicant"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

intoxicant

Audio: North American pronunciation of "intoxicant"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=intoxi​01 word=intoxicant

YourDictionary Audio:

intoxicant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "intoxicant" by speech synthesizer

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