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designer drug

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Definition of designer drug in English:

noun

A synthetic analogue of a legally restricted or prohibited drug, devised to circumvent drug laws.
Example sentences
  • MDMA, or Ecstasy as it is more commonly known, is an amphetamine-like designer drug from the late 1970s.
  • It's the story of a streetwise American master chemist who heads to England to set up the deal of his lifetime - introducing a new designer drug, POS51, to the European market.
  • Quickly thereafter the drug made its way over to Europe and in the early 80s in Britain it was a designer drug only used by wealthy clubbers and pop stars.

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