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Suspect vs. Breathalyzer

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Suspectverb

(transitive) To imagine or suppose (something) to be true, or to exist, without proof.

‘to suspect the presence of disease’;

Breathalyzernoun

A device that measures alcohol in expired air so as to estimate the concentration of alcohol in a person's blood; used by traffic police in cases of suspected driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Suspectverb

(transitive) To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).

‘to suspect the truth of a story’;

Breathalyzernoun

a device that measures alcohol content of a person's breath.

Suspectverb

(transitive) To believe (someone) to be guilty.

‘I suspect him of being the thief.’;

Breathalyzernoun

a device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath

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Suspectverb

(intransitive) To have suspicion.

Breathalyzer

A breathalyzer or breathalyser (a portmanteau of breath and analyzer/analyser) is a device for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC), or to detect viruses or diseases from a breath sample. The name is a genericized trademark of the Breathalyzer brand name of instruments developed by inventor Robert Frank Borkenstein in the 1950s.

Suspectverb

To look up to; to respect.

Suspectnoun

A person who is suspected of something, in particular of committing a crime.

Suspectadjective

Viewed with suspicion; suspected.

Suspectadjective

(nonstandard) Viewing with suspicion; suspecting.

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Suspectadjective

Suspicious; inspiring distrust.

‘Suspect [was] his face, suspect his word also.’;

Suspectadjective

Suspected; distrusted.

‘What I can do or offer is suspect.’;

Suspectnoun

Suspicion.

‘So with suspect, with fear and grief, dismayed.’;

Suspectnoun

One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; - formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime.

Suspectverb

To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; - commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.

‘Nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little; and therefore men should remedy suspicion by procuring to know more.’; ‘From her hand I could suspect no ill.’;

Suspectverb

To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation.

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Suspectverb

To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story.

Suspectverb

To look up to; to respect.

Suspectverb

To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.

‘If I suspect without cause, why then make sport at me.’;

Suspectnoun

someone who is under suspicion

Suspectnoun

a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

Suspectverb

imagine to be the case or true or probable;

‘I suspect he is a fugitive’; ‘I surmised that the butler did it’;

Suspectverb

regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

Suspectverb

hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty;

‘The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks’;

Suspectadjective

not as expected;

‘there was something fishy about the accident’; ‘up to some funny business’; ‘some definitely queer goings-on’; ‘a shady deal’; ‘her motives were suspect’; ‘suspicious behavior’;

Suspect

In law enforcement jargon, a suspect is a known person accused or suspected of committing a crime. Police and reporters in the United States often use the word suspect as a jargon when referring to the perpetrator of the offense (perp in dated US slang).

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