intoxicant


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in·tox·i·cant

 (ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kənt)
n.
An agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage.

in·tox′i·cant adj.

intoxicant

(ɪnˈtɒksɪkənt)
n
anything that causes intoxication
adj
causing intoxication

in•tox•i•cant

(ɪnˈtɒk sɪ kənt)

n.
1. an intoxicating agent, as alcoholic liquor or certain drugs.
adj.
2. intoxicating or exhilarating.
[1860]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agentintoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
drug of abuse, street drug - a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
proof spirit - a mixture containing half alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit
home brew, homebrew - an alcoholic beverage (especially beer) made at home
hooch, hootch - an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor
kava, kavakava - an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
aperitif - alcoholic beverage taken before a meal as an appetizer
brew, brewage - drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
rice beer, sake, saki - Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
nipa - made from sap of the Australasian nipa palm
vino, wine - fermented juice (of grapes especially)
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
neutral spirits, ethyl alcohol - nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
pulque - fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
cordial, liqueur - strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
mixed drink - made of two or more ingredients
hard cider - alcoholic drink from fermented cider; `cider' and `cyder' are European (especially British) usages for the fermented beverage
perry - a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
rotgut - any alcoholic beverage of inferior quality
slug - an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped; "he took a slug of hard liquor"
koumiss, kumis - an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made originally by nomads of central Asia
2.intoxicant - a drug that can produce a state of intoxication
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
Adj.1.intoxicant - causing
alcoholic - characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks"
Translations

intoxicant

[ɪnˈtɒksɪkənt]
A. ADJembriagador
B. N (= drink) → bebida f alcohólica; (= drug) → estupefaciente m

intoxicant

nRauschmittel nt

intoxicant

[ɪnˈtɒksɪkənt] n (frm) → bevanda alcolica
References in classic literature ?
The fever of the game flamed in her cheeks and eves, and it got into her blood and into her brain like an intoxicant. People turned their heads to look at her, and more than one lent an attentive car to her utterances, hoping thereby to secure the elusive but ever-desired "tip." Arobin caught the contagion of excitement which drew him to Edna like a magnet.
Professor Erlin prided himself on his skill in preparing this mild intoxicant, and after supper the large bowl of hock and soda, with scented herbs floating in it and wild strawberries, was placed with solemnity on the round table in the drawing-room.
There were some who drank it in as if it were an intoxicant; there were others who put their handkerchiefs to their faces.
More potent intoxicants these than any that need licenses for their purveyance, responsible-- see the poets--for no end of human foolishness.
The waiter glanced in with the disgusted look of the man who serves intoxicants for the man who takes too much of them.
Angelo less cordially, since he disliked crowds, and did not drink the powerful intoxicants of America.
According to the clerics, intoxicant is considered to be any substance that affects a person's consciousness.
KARACHI -- On the directives of Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation Mukesh Kumar Chawla, a special team was constituted under the leadership of ETO to detect, investigate and register cases of narcotics and intoxicant in the surroundings of educational institutions in Karachi a few days back.
Police expected that both victims might be killed due to mixing of intoxicant.
The Boat Basin police registered the case against Memon, his driver and two servants under Section 4 (possessing or owing intoxicant) of the Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order.
In her complaint before the NCW, she has claimed that she was given a cold drink with some intoxicant that made her unconscious.