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gateway drug

noun

Simple Definition of gateway drug

  • : a drug (such as alcohol or marijuana) that is thought to lead to the use of more dangerous drugs (such as cocaine or heroin)

Full Definition of gateway drug

  1. :  a drug (as alcohol or marijuana) whose use is thought to lead to the use of and dependence on a harder drug (as cocaine or heroin)

1982

First Known Use of gateway drug

1982


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