Definition of euphoriant in English:

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Pronunciation: /juːˈfɔːrɪənt/


(Chiefly of a drug) producing a feeling of euphoria.
Example sentences
  • GHB has an intoxicant, sedative or euphoriant effect that begins within 10 to 20 minutes of taking the drug.
  • In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess potential abuse in adult patients, Strattera was not associated with a pattern of response that suggested stimulant or euphoriant properties.
  • Synthetic GHB, originally used by body builders for its putative anabolic effects, has more recently been abused for its sedative, euphoriant and aphrodisiac effects and as a ‘rave’ and ‘date rape’ drug.


A euphoriant drug.
Example sentences
  • GHB's growing reputation as a euphoriant has contributed to its popularity as a recreational drug.
  • Bodybuilders claim GHB helps metabolize fat and build muscle, and persons who attend nightclubs and parties (such as all-night ‘raves’) use it as a euphoriant.
  • Why not memory blockers for the former, mood brighteners for the latter, and a good euphoriant - without risks of hangovers or cirrhosis - when celebratory occasions fail to be jolly?

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