mind-al·​ter·​ing ˈmīn(d)-ˌȯl-t(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce mind-altering (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It's also known as a street drug abused for its mind-altering effects, under names like Special K. Theara Coleman, The Week, 12 May 2023 Humans, though, intentionally use mind-altering drugs. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Apr. 2023 Marijuana contains nearly 500 chemicals, including the mind-altering compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Feb. 2023 Compare that to the nightmare of Apple TV+’s Severance, in which neither the means of production nor the actual product is clear, and people have to submit to mind-altering surgery in order to give themselves an illusion of work-life balance. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Mar. 2023 Looking for something a little more mind-altering? Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2023 Stories of animals, and even insects, seeking out mind-altering substances are legion. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mind-altering was in 1961

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“Mind-altering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind-altering. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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