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designer drug

noun

Simple Definition of designer drug

  • : 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

  1. :  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.



1983

First Known Use of designer drug

1983

Rhymes with designer drug


Medical Dictionary

designer drug

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noun de·sign·er drug \di-ˌzī-nər-\

Medical Definition of designer drug

  1. 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. 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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