Nicotine

[n_ˈɪ_k_ə_t_ˌiː_n], [nˈɪkətˌiːn], [nˈɪkətˌiːn]

Definitions of nicotine:

  1.   An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco. It is a colorless, transparent, oily liquid, having an acrid odor, and an acrid burning taste. It is intensely poisonous.
  2.   Nicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.
  3.   an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
  4.   A poisonous volatile alkaloid, C10H14N2, derived from tobacco; it has been employed as an antidote to strychnine poisoning in doses of gr. 1/ 60- 1/ 30 ( 0. 001- 0. 002), and also by intravesical injection in paralysis of the bladder.
  5.   A poisonous liquid forming the active principle of the tobacco plant.
  6.   A poisonous substance contained in tobacco; from Jean Nicot, who introduced tobacco into France. .
  7.   A poison contained in tobacco.
  8.   A poisonous alkaloid of a very acrid taste, obtained from tobacco.

Quotes for nicotine:

  1. The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den. – Phillip Adams
  2. Cigarettes, I won't do cigarettes, nicotine will kill ya. – Tommy Chong
  3. If they took all the drugs, nicotine alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you. – Dick Gregory
  4. Nicotine is both a stimulant and a depressant, so that can make one feel quite imbalanced. – Christy Turlington

Usage examples for nicotine:

  1. “ Cigarettes in short order make the face sallow, spoil the shape of the mouth, make the eyes heavy, fill the hair with permanently unpleasant nicotine suggestions, develop a mustache- and women are cured of cigarette smoking by a look in the glass, when they could not be cured by tearful appeals of the wisest philosophers. ” – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  2. Personally, when I hear any of these conscientious objectors to My Lady Nicotine air their opinions, I wish that they could be placed in the trenches for a while. ” – A Yankee in the Trenches by R. Derby Holmes
  3. The drug nicotine is a habit- forming substance and the plant producing it is easily cultivated. ” – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  4. But it is none the less relevant to remember that, as his masters have already proved that alcohol is a poison, they may soon prove that nicotine is a poison. ” – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  5. In addition to the harmful effects observed in those of mature years, nicotine interferes with the normal development of the body and lays, in many instances, the foundation for physical and mental weakness in later life. ” – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  6. Possibly the nicotine may have stimulated his reflective powers: for he had not taken more than a dozen puffs at his pipe, when a sudden and somewhat uneasy movement seemed to say that some new reflection had occurred to him. ” –  by
  7. He looked down silently on the card table for a few moments, pointed with a nicotine stained finger to a move Miss Craven had missed and then wandered across the room and sat down at the piano. ” – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  8. White, in one of his reports to me, says: " A man often shows his desperation by his desire to get more nicotine than usual." ” – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  9. That uneven bubbling possessed a significance beyond the pleasures of nicotine – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  10. Years after, when her three babies died, one after the other, with infantile paralysis, because their father was an inveterate smoker, the habit did not seem to her altogether so admirable, and when she herself became a confirmed invalid, because compelled to breathe night and day a nicotine poisoned atmosphere, she gave loud voice to her denunciation of the very habit which in her ignorant girlhood she had characterized as manly. ” – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  11. The room, as may be imagined, bearing in mind that for a long time a number of men had been burning incense to My Lady Nicotine was in a haze of tobacco smoke, and objects were not altogether clearly visible; but not far from the door he saw a woman standing. ” – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  12. Now this magnificent apartment, with its splendid barrelled ceiling, which a well- known architectural writer, Mr. Stanley C. Ramsey, A. R. I. B. A., describes as " probably the finest room of its kind in London," is the temple of Saint Nicotine – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  13. It hurts his lungs, for when he draws the smoke in he carries the poisonous nicotine to the tender and delicate air- cells. ” – Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks by May Farinholt-Jones
  14. The nicotine of tobacco acts through the nerves that control the heart's action. ” – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  15. What time a quid of the weed was not in his mouth, the short thick stem of a dark, nicotine coated briar- root pipe took its place there. ” – Hoosier Mosaics by Maurice Thompson
  16. Bob suddenly realized that in getting rid of the Bronxes and the Nicotine and various other Toxins, he also had lost his appetite for Elphye. ” – Ade's Fables by George Ade
  17. The late Dr. Blotin tested by numerous experiments the effects of nicotine on the various parts of the organization of man. ” – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  18. Not I, he answered warmly; but, you see, those ungodly men compelled me to clean all their pipes,- forty foul pipes,- and I do not doubt that some nicotine has lodged on my clothing. ” – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson

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