Toxicant Tox"i*cant, n. A poisonous agent or drug, as opium; an intoxicant. [1913 Webster]

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  • toxicant — index deadly, pernicious, pestilent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • toxicant — [täk′si kənt] adj. [LL toxicans, prp. of toxicare, to smear with poison < L toxicum: see TOXIC] poisonous; toxic n. a poison; toxic agent …   English World dictionary

  • toxicant — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin toxicant , toxicans, present participle of toxicare to poison, from Latin toxicum Date: 1879 a toxic agent; especially pesticide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • toxicant — /tok si keuhnt/, adj. 1. poisonous; toxic. n. 2. a poison. [1880 85; < ML toxicant (s. of toxicans), prp. of toxicare to poison. See TOXIC, ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • toxicant — /ˈtɒksəkənt/ (say toksuhkuhnt) adjective 1. poisonous; toxic. –noun 2. a poison. {Latin toxicant , stem of present participle of toxicāre to poison} …   Australian English dictionary

  • toxicant — 1. adjective Capable of causing damage by poisoning 2. noun A toxic or poisonous substance …   Wiktionary

  • toxicant — 1. SYN: poisonous. 2. Any poisonous agent, specifically an alcoholic or other poison, causing symptoms of what is popularly called intoxication. * * * tox·i·cant täk si kənt n a toxic agent esp one for insect control that kills rather than repels …   Medical dictionary

  • toxicant — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Capable of injuring or killing by poison: mephitic, mephitical, poison, poisonous, toxic, venomous, virulent. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • toxicant — tox·i·cant || tÉ‘ksɪkÉ™nt / tÉ’k adj. poisonous, poisoning n. poison …   English contemporary dictionary

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