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Used in or for inhaling.
1. A drug, such as an anesthetic or bronchodilator, or another substance, such as saline solution, inhaled for medicinal purposes in vapor or aerosol form.
2. A substance inhaled as an intoxicant, usually in the form of a vapor.


1. (Medicine) (esp of a volatile medicinal formulation) inhaled for its soothing or therapeutic effect
2. inhaling
(Medicine) an inhalant medicinal formulation


(ɪnˈheɪ lənt)

a volatile medicine or other substance that is inhaled for the effect of its vapor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inhalant - something that is inhaled
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
2.inhalant - a medication to be taken by inhaling it
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Adj.1.inhalant - inhaling or serving for inhalation; "an inhalant pore"


[ɪnˈheɪlənt] Ninhalante m


[ɪnˈheɪlənt] ninalante m


n. inhalante, medicamento administrado por inhalación.
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The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse, suggests that adolescents who abuse inhalants likely represent a subgroup of troubled youths who would receive the most benefit from early intervention strategies.
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