Inhalant



[in-hey-luh nt] /ɪnˈheɪ lənt/

noun
1.
a medicine, allergen, or other substance that is .
2.
any volatile substance, as nitrous oxide, butyl nitrite, toluene, gasoline, or paint thinner, capable of being , sometimes abused for its intoxicating effect.
3.
.
adjective
4.
used for .
/ɪnˈheɪlənt/
adjective
1.
(esp of a volatile medicinal formulation) inhaled for its soothing or therapeutic effect
2.
inhaling
noun
3.
an inhalant medicinal formulation

1825 (adj.), c.1830 (n.)., from Latin inhalantem, present participle of inhalare (see inhale).

inhalant in·ha·lant (ĭn-hā’lənt)
adj.
Used in or for inhaling. n.
Something that is inhaled, especially a drug that is delivered to the respiratory passages by a nebulizer or an aerosol container.

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