toxicant


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tox·i·cant

 (tŏk′sĭ-kənt)
n.
A poison or poisonous agent.
adj.
Poisonous; toxic.

toxicant

(ˈtɒksɪkənt)
n
1. a toxic substance; poison
2. a rare word for intoxicant
adj
poisonous; toxic
[C19: from Medieval Latin toxicāre to poison; see toxic]

tox•i•cant

(ˈtɒk sɪ kənt)

adj.
1. poisonous; toxic.
n.
2. a poison.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toxicant - any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organismtoxicant - any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
atropine - a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
hyoscyamine - a poisonous crystalline alkaloid (isometric with atropine but more potent); used to treat excess motility of the gastrointestinal tract
toxin - a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
Adj.1.toxicant - having the qualities or effects of a poisontoxicant - having the qualities or effects of a poison
toxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"

toxicant

adjective
Capable of injuring or killing by poison:
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