Definition of intoximeter in English:


Syllabification: in·tox·im·e·ter
Pronunciation: /inˈtäksəˌmēdər


A nonportable instrument for measuring the alcohol content of a person’s breath, especially in cases of suspected drunk driving, usually sited at a police station.
More example sentences
  • He was arrested and at Cheltenham Police station he gave a breath alcohol sample on the intoximeter which produced a reading of 87 micrograms of alcohol per 100 ml of breath.
  • There was no independent analysis of a breath sample taken by an intoximeter, and as such the read-out was ‘irrebuttable’.
  • The judge's concern related to the absence of an independent means of verification of the intoximeter.


1950s: from intoxication (see intoxicate) + -meter.

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