oxycodone

noun
oxy·​co·​done | \ ˌäk-sē-ˈkō-ˌdōn How to pronounce oxycodone (audio) \

Definition of oxycodone

: a narcotic analgesic C18H21NO4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride

Examples of oxycodone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than half of the haul was confiscated in the United States, including seizures of fentanyl, oxycodone, methamphetamine, and hydrocodone. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "DOJ seizes $6.5M and arrests dozens in global opioid sting," 22 Sep. 2020 A half pill of oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller, was found on a nightstand next to the man’s chair. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Woman taken to hospital after dog attack; resident faces possible charges for speaking to neighbor: Berea police blotter," 24 Sep. 2020 Forrester was convicted in 2009 for trafficking 14 grams or more of oxycodone and obtaining drugs by fraud. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Sentenced under now invalid drug laws and less than a year from freedom, inmate gets COVID-19," 31 Aug. 2020 Dealers often use the drug to cut other street drugs to sell to unsuspecting customers, sometimes pressed into pills and falsely marketed as oxycodone or Xanax. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Spike in fentanyl-related overdose deaths prompts warning," 6 Aug. 2020 Police did arrest Jones’ husband, Jihad Haqq, who was convicted in federal court of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and hydrocodone and sentenced to 97 months in prison. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Suit against Louisville police over 'violent' 2017 no-knock raid can proceed, judge rules," 3 Sep. 2020 The last time Murray saw Forrester, Forrester asked for an increase in his oxycodone prescription because his pain had not gone away. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Sentenced under now invalid drug laws and less than a year from freedom, inmate gets COVID-19," 31 Aug. 2020 Gray alleges that oxycodone, cocaine and rock cocaine were found in the car in the 2019 case, and Floyd was taken to the hospital where he was found to be 'agitated and confused' and admitted to drug use. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, "Lawyer for former officer charged as accomplice in killing of George Floyd says he 'did nothing wrong'," 18 Aug. 2020 Liffel had methamphetamine, marijuana and oxycodone in his system, a medical examiner said. oregonlive, "40 dead in shootings by Portland police: Here’s what happened," 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of oxycodone

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxycodone

oxy + codeine + -one

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10 Oct 2020

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“Oxycodone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxycodone. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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oxycodone

noun
oxy·​co·​done | \ -ˈkō-ˌdōn How to pronounce oxycodone (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxycodone

: a narcotic analgesic C18H21NO4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride C18H21NO4·HCl to relieve moderate to severe pain

Note: Oxycodone is marketed under the trademarks OxyContin, Percocet, and Percodan.

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