drug of abuse

Definitions of drug of abuse
  1. noun
    a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
    synonyms: street drug
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    gateway drug
    a habit-forming drug that is not addictive but its use may lead to the use of other addictive drugs
    depressant, downer, sedative, sedative drug
    a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
    soft drug
    a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
    baccy, tobacco
    leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
    alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant
    a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
    amphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulphate
    a sulfate derivative of amphetamine that is used as a stimulant for the central nervous system
    Benzedrine, bennie
    a form of amphetamine
    a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
    cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
    the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
    chloral hydrate
    a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive
    Dexedrine, dextroamphetamine sulphate
    an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant
    the tobacco used to form the core of a cigar
    Doriden, glutethimide
    sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
    haschisch, hash, hasheesh, hashish
    purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
    roll of tobacco, smoke
    tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
    sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug
    a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
    smoking mixture
    a blend of tobaccos to be smoked in a pipe
    finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
    proof spirit
    a mixture containing half alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit
    home brew, homebrew
    an alcoholic beverage (especially beer) made at home
    hooch, hootch
    an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor
    kava, kavakava
    an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
    alcoholic beverage taken before a meal as an appetizer
    brew, brewage
    drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
    rice beer, sake, saki
    Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
    made from sap of the Australasian nipa palm
    vino, wine
    fermented juice (of grapes especially)
    John Barleycorn, booze, hard drink, hard liquor, liquor, spirits, strong drink
    an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    ethyl alcohol, neutral spirits
    nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
    fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
    cordial, liqueur
    strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
    mixed drink
    made of two or more ingredients
    hard cider
    alcoholic drink from fermented cider; `cider' and `cyder' are European (especially British) usages for the fermented beverage
    a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
    any alcoholic beverage of inferior quality
    an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped
    koumiss, kumis
    an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made originally by nomads of central Asia
    a strong coarse tobacco that has been shredded
    Turkish tobacco
    a dark aromatic tobacco of eastern Europe that is used in cigarettes
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    a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
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