date-rape drug

noun
variants: or date rape drug
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of date-rape drug

: a drug (such as GHB or ketamine) placed secretly usually in the drink or food of a potential victim to induce a state (such as confusion, physical weakness, or unconsciousness) that makes the victim vulnerable to sexual assault and especially rape

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First Known Use of date-rape drug

1995


Medical Dictionary

date rape drug

noun

medical Definition of date rape drug

: a drug (as GHB or flunitrazepam) administered surreptitiously (as in a drink) to induce an unconscious or sedated state in a potential date rape victim

Law Dictionary

date rape drug

noun

legal Definition of date rape drug

: a drug (as GHB) administered surreptitiously (as in a drink) to induce an unconscious or sedated state in a potential date rape victim

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