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recreational drug

noun

Definition of recreational drug

  1. :  a drug (as cocaine, marijuana, or methamphetamine) used without medical justification for its psychoactive effects often in the belief that occasional use of such a substance is not habit-forming or addictive



1976

First Known Use of recreational drug

1976


Medical Dictionary

recreational drug

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noun rec·re·a·tion·al drug \ˌrek-rē-ˈā-sh(ə-)nəl-\

Medical Definition of recreational drug

  1. :  a drug (as cocaine, marijuana, or methamphetamine) used without medical justification for its psychoactive effects often in the belief that occasional use of such a substance is not habit-forming or addictive




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