Definition of inhalant in English:

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inhalant

Pronunciation: /inˈhālənt/

noun

1A medicinal preparation for inhaling.
Example sentences
  • Two items were excluded on the basis of content: inhalants and analgesics.
  • They are not life-threatening and are kept under control by inhalants and antacid medicines.
  • Some pharmacokinetic properties and principles apply to all inhalants.
1.1A solvent or other material producing vapor inhaled by drug abusers.
Example sentences
  • Participants have tried a wide range of other drugs including cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy, inhalants and hallucinogenic plants.
  • It includes the latest information on the health effects of inhalants, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin, in addition to information on drug abuse prevention and treatment strategies.
  • This was only significant for those continuing to use alcohol but was in the same direction for tobacco, marijuana and inhalants.

adjective

[attributive] chiefly Zoology
Serving for inhalation: inhalant canals
More example sentences
  • Fine inhalant ostia are numerous and are dermal openings of small inhalant canals that locally extend from the dermal surface into the sponge for about half its thickness.
  • Brianispongia has numerous inhalant ostia or pores and scattered exhalant exopores, as in the Wyoming sponge.
  • Water is constantly pumped into the inhalant aperture, through the gills, and out the exhalant aperture by cilia.

Words that rhyme with inhalant

assailant

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Syllabification: in·hal·ant

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