Definition of gateway drug in English:
A drug which supposedly leads the user on to more addictive or dangerous drugs: he said he still believed that cannabis was a ‘gateway drug’ to harder substances
More example sentences
- It's still a gateway drug for meth or cocaine; I wouldn't want my kids out there recreationally smoking marijuana.
- The Mexican authorities were shocked at the liberalisation of the drug in Britain, he said, as marijuana was a gateway drug to cocaine.
- Instead, the legal status of marijuana makes it a gateway drug.
Definition of gateway drug in:
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