recreational drug

noun
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of recreational drug

: a drug (such 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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First Known Use of recreational drug

1967

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recreational drug

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

medical Definition of recreational drug

: 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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