What does the word nicotine mean?

Usage examples for nicotine

  1. Chronic nicotine poisoning is the result of a gradual intoxication by the absorption of the active principle of tobacco, the alkaloid nicotine. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  2. The air, new and fine from the hands of its Maker, acquired a distinct flavor of nicotine as it flitted past the yacht. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  3. I very cleverly pretended that I had swallowed some nicotine, and, after a polite pause for my answer, he went off to the subject of pearl fishing at Thursday Island. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill