Definition of oxycodone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌäksēˈkōdōn/
(also trademark OxyContin /ˌäksēˈkäntin/)


A synthetic analgesic drug that is similar to morphine in its effects and subject to abuse and addiction.
Example sentences
  • In the meantime, if anyone out there needs some OxyContin, that addictive painkiller, give me a holler.
  • In the book, Suzanne, on an OxyContin bender, takes off to Tijuana with a tattoo artist she hardly knows.


1970s: from oxy-2 + co- in codeine.

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Syllabification: ox·y·co·done

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