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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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Sniffing glue was my only companion because leading a street life with a sane mind can be unbearable,' Karimi said.
The 23-year-old Bahraini, who plunged a knife into the chest of his 19-year-old brother because the latter was sniffing glue, was sentenced to two years in prison and fined BD1,000 in April this year.
They originally helped build a 20,000-square-foot building for the nonprofit Amani Children's Home, which rescues and educates destitute street children, many of them addicted to sniffing glue by the time they're 12.
tr news portal, the suspect said the following in his defense during the hearing: "She saw me on the street when I was sniffing glue.
The three Arabs -- aged between 16 and 21 -- were trying to smoke in their car in Al Fisht area when the car caught fire as the car filled with gases due to sniffing glue (a type of drug), an official at Sharjah Police told Gulf News.
No, I haven't been drinking charcoal sniffing glue, I'm serious - liquified charcoal is making its way into juices and smoothies all over LA in the run up to awards season because it gets rid of toxins, helps weight loss and makes the skin glow.
Few years ago, sniffing glue stick and spreading boat polish on the bread were common among the abusers but they seem to have ' graduated' now.
People now tend to use poly substance (more than one), starting from simple things like sniffing glue.
Washington, August 23 ( ANI ): Shakira has said that seeing kids sniffing glue in her hometown inspired her to launch her Pies Descalzos Foundation, which has helped to build six schools in Colombia.
9344, or the juvenile justice law, aims to protect the welfare of children in conflict with the law, majority of whom are guilty of minor crimes such as petty theft, vagrancy and sniffing glue.
There were many alcoholic drinks and the two were sniffing glue," she said in official records.