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bath salts

noun plural

Definition of bath salts

  1. 1 :  a usually colored crystalline compound for perfuming and softening bathwater

  2. 2 :  any of various synthetic illicit drugs with stimulant and sometimes hallucinogenic properties that are used (as by being injected or snorted) typically in the form of a white or brown crystalline powder



1899

First Known Use of bath salts

1899


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bath salts

noun plural

Medical Definition of bath salts

  1. 1:  a usually colored crystalline compound for perfuming and softening bathwater

  2. 2:  any of various synthetic, illicit, stimulant drugs that contain derivatives of cathinone (such as MDPV) and are typically sold as white or brown crystalline powders <Los Angeles County health officials warned Tuesday against the use of bath salts—the designer drug involved in a series of bizarre incidents and arrests—just one week after a new study charted a skyrocketing number of calls to U.S. poison control centers about the drug.—Wesley Lowery, The Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2012>—sometimes singular <Although the man was later proven to not be under the influence of bath salt, the incident nonetheless brought the drug national attention.—Lauren McGaughy, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 11 Nov. 2012>




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