inhalant


noun

  1. a medicine, allergen, or other substance that is inhaled.
  2. any volatile substance, as nitrous oxide, butyl nitrite, toluene, gasoline, or paint thinner, capable of being inhaled, sometimes abused for its intoxicating effect.
  3. inhaler.

adjective

  1. used for inhaling.

adjective

  1. (esp of a volatile medicinal formulation) inhaled for its soothing or therapeutic effect
  2. inhaling

noun

  1. an inhalant medicinal formulation

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

adj.

  1. Used in or for inhaling.

n.

  1. 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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