bath salts

plural noun

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

First Known Use of bath salts

1899


Medical Dictionary

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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