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Definition of "inhalant" [in•hal•ant]

  • Used in or for inhaling. (adjective)
  • Something inhaled. (noun)
  • A medication, anesthetic, or other compound in vapor or aerosol form, taken by inhalation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inhalant" in a sentence
  • "This inhalant, which is used as a smelling salt, is capable of causing caustic burns to the oral cavity if bitten or mucosal burns if inserted in the nose, due to the high content of ammonia."
  • "The study finds that nearly 1 million youths aged 12 to 17 used some kind of inhalant in"
  • "According to the study released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services, almost 1 million youths aged 12 to 17 used some kind of inhalant in 2007."