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nicotine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nicotine an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine
    • n Nicotine (Chem) An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco (C10H14N2). It occurs in tobacco plants (Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana rusticum) to the extent of 2 to 8%, in combination with malic acid or citric acid. It is a colorless, transparent, oily liquid, having an acrid odor, and an acrid burning taste. It is intensely poisonous. The apparently addictive effects of tobacco smoking have been ascribed largely to the effect of nicotine, and the controlled administration of nicotine on various forms has been used as a technique for assisting efforts to stop the smoking habit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Marlboro cigarettes sold in New York contain more tar and nicotine than those sold in all other states
    • n nicotine A volatile alkaloid base (C10H14N2) obtained from tobacco. It forms a colorless clear oily liquid, which has a weak odor of tobacco, except when ammonia is present, in which case the smell is powerful. It is highly poisonous, and combines with acids, forming acrid and pungent salts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nicotine nik′o-tin a poisonous, volatile, alkaloid base, obtained from tobacco
    • n Nicotine a smoker of tobacco
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Quotations

  • Carry Nation
    Carry Nation
    “Men are nicotine soaked, beer besmirched, whiskey greased, red-eyed devils.”
  • Martyn Harris
    Martyn Harris
    “Pull out a Monte Cristo at a dinner party and the political liberal turns into the nicotine fascist.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. nicotine,. See Nicotian

Usage

In literature:

The tobacco plant, as is well known, produces a virulent poison known as Nicotine.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
His hands are thick and soft, always stained with nicotine.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
Although his rugged system rapidly threw off the nicotine poisoning, he was weak and dizzy.
"Footprints in the Forest" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
The stem is made to open so that the nicotine may be collected, mixed with wood shavings, and smoked again.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
I don't saturate my system with nicotine.
"Pandemic" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Avoid tea, coffee and nicotine and other stimulants.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Though I had made application of the nicotine, I had but little faith in it.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
From the garden below, the scent of the opening nicotine blossoms came up to her.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
The same is true of nicotine in tobacco.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
In theory only I knew some of the seductive effects of My Lady Nicotine.
"Confessions of a Neurasthenic" by William Taylor Marrs
Had he deserted Nicotine for Barleycorn?
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
But he's so saturated with nicotine that he doesn't know what 'mild' means.
"The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Nicotine is one of the deadliest poisons known to science.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
The smoke has nicotine, and is poisonous.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
It won't harm me to do without nicotine for a day or two.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
On her right forefinger there was a faint yellow tinge of nicotine which had reached the nail.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
Her fingers were nicotine stained.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
An example of such a curve is furnished by nicotine and water.
"The Phase Rule and Its Applications" by Alexander Findlay
There he found the usual ten o'clock "resting convention" in session beneath its blue cloud of nicotine.
"Harvard Stories" by Waldron Kintzing Post
MY LADY NICOTINE.= Sixth Edition.
"Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John" by William Alexander
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In poetry:

A Pasha frog it must have been
So big it as and bloated;
And from its lips the nicotine
In graceful festoon floated.
"The Smoking Frog" by Robert W Service
O foozled Poetasters, fogged with Wine,
Who to your Orgies bid the Muses Nine,
Go bid them, then, but leave to me the Tenth,
Whose name is Nicotine, for she is mine!
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Jogging Suppresses Urges for Sweet, Sweet Nicotine.
Nicotine patches improve early memory loss in study.
Nicotine Patch May Help Fight Memory Loss .
New evidence suggests that the nicotine patch.
Nicotine patches are now available to students who would like to kick the habit, but have had trouble doing so in the past.
Checking Your Social Media Pages Is as Addictive as Sex and Nicotine .
UMC's anti- nicotine use policy for new employees makes sense.
A no- nicotine hiring policy will go into effect Jan 1 at Beaumont, Henry Ford Health Systems.
He stopped successfully when he finally began to use nicotine gum.
Experimental drug curbs smokers' nicotine cravings.
An experimental drug that blocks certain brain receptors can reduce nicotine cravings in addicted rats and baboons - a finding researchers say could lead to new medicines to help people stop smoking for good.
INTERVIEWS 'PRINCESS NICOTINE : FOLK AND POP MUSIC OF MYANMAR'.
Jogging Suppresses Urges for Sweet, Sweet Nicotine .
It's an addiction to nicotine, one of 4,000 deadly chemicals in tobacco.
Nicotine replacement product sales to reach $6.2 billion worldwide by 2018.
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In science:

Fig 3.1(left) shows the loop-shaped phase diagram of the solution Nicotine+H2O. A reentrant phenomenon is evident.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
Figure 3.1: Left: experimental sketch of the looped miscibility phase diagram (T, c) of the solution Nicotine+H2O.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
Examples of this kind of binding include: the binding of acetylcholine to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, the binding of transcription factors to DNA, the binding of oxygen to hemoglobin, the binding of antigens to antibodies and so on.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
From ab initio quantum mechanics to molecular neurobiology: a cation-pi binding site in the nicotinic receptor.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
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