Definition of lysergic acid in English:

lysergic acid

Syllabification: ly·ser·gic ac·id
Pronunciation: /līˈsərjik, li-
 
/

noun

Chemistry
A crystalline compound prepared from natural ergot alkaloids or synthetically, from which the drug LSD ( lysergic acid diethylamide) can be made.
More example sentences
  • Club drugs are favored over other recreational drugs, such as marijuana, lysergic acid diethylamide, methamphetamine, and opiates, because they are believed to enhance social interaction.
  • A synthetic variation of this compound called lysergic acid diethylamide is a powerful hallucinogen called LSD.
  • In 1943, the drug lysergic acid diethylamide was synthesized by a Swiss chemist.

Origin

1930s: lysergic from (hydro)lys(is) + erg(ot) + -ic.

Definition of lysergic acid in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day bouffant
Pronunciation: bo͞oˈfänt
adjective
styled to puff out in a rounded shape...