English version

nicotine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Tobacco
nicotinenic‧o‧tine /ˈnɪkətiːn/ noun [uncountable]  DFTa substance in tobacco which makes it difficult for people to stop smoking
Examples from the Corpus
nicotineI remember once reading that the evangelist A. A. Allen had taught that there was a nicotine demon!The interior was still waiting for its first clean and the upholstery felt as if it had been textured in buff nicotine.In one of more recent vintage, a Philip Morris researcher compares nicotine to cocaine in terms of its addictive properties.The only other recreational drug used in this way is nicotine, which is also seldom used for outright intoxication.This verbal combo is an oxymoron, of course, given all we know about the innately hazardous properties of nicotine.The room is full of smoke: nicotine has become the ambient atmosphere.At the moment it is fast becoming the nicotine of the nineties.Half were given plasters impregnated with nicotine which is slowly absorbed into the body.
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