HyperDic: drug_of_abuse

English > 1 sense of the expression drug of abuse:
NOUNartifactdrug of abuse, street druga drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects)
English > drug of abuse: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction.
Synonymstreet drug
Narroweralcohol, alcoholic drink, alcoholic beverage, intoxicant, inebriantA liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speedA central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite
gateway drugA habit-forming drug that is not addictive but its use may lead to the use of other addictive drugs
lysergic acid diethylamide, LSDA powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid
sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downerA drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
soft drugA drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
tobacco, baccyleaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
BroaderdrugA substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

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