Definition of ibogaine in English:

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ibogaine

Pronunciation: /iˈbōɡəˌēn/

noun

A hallucinogenic compound derived from the roots of a West African shrub, sometimes used as a treatment for heroin or cocaine addiction.
  • The shrub is Tabernanthe iboga, family Apocynaceae.
Example sentences
  • Around the 30 minute mark on the nose, we veer off into ibogaine as addiction cure.
  • The compound - the alkaloid ibogaine - is a known natural hallucinogen but has been used experimentally in treating addiction to drugs such as heroin.
  • The conference featured speakers on topics ranging from ibogaine to harm reduction in the state of California.

Origin

From a blend of iboga (local name for the compound) and cocaine.

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Syllabification: i·bo·ga·ine

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