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designer drug

noun

: a drug that is created to be only slightly different from an illegal drug so that it will not be considered illegal

: an artificially made drug that is used for pleasure

Full Definition of DESIGNER DRUG

:  a synthetic version of a controlled substance (as heroin) that is produced with a slightly altered molecular structure to avoid having it classified as an illicit drug

Examples of DESIGNER DRUG

  1. Ecstasy is a designer drug.

First Known Use of DESIGNER DRUG

1983

Rhymes with DESIGNER DRUG

designer drug

noun de·sign·er drug \di-ˌzī-nər-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DESIGNER DRUG

1
:  a synthetic version of a controlled substance (as heroin) that is produced with a slightly altered molecular structure to avoid classification as an illicit drug
2
:  a synthetic drug created (as by genetic engineering) to treat a particular medical condition especially by producing a specific effect on the body's biochemistry

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