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mescaline

Line breaks: mes¦ca|line
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛskəlɪn
 
, -liːn/
(also mescalin /-lɪn/)

Definition of mescaline in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A hallucinogenic and intoxicating compound present in the peyote cactus: they ran around naked on LSD and mescaline
More example sentences
  • When misrepresented, phencyclidine is usually marketed as THC, mescaline, peyote, methamphetamine, and LSD.
  • The new amounts are 20 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of hashish, mescaline or opium, 1.5 grams of cocaine, 1 gram of heroin or methamphetamine, and 0.003 grams of LSD.
  • It is considered the typical hallucinogen, and the characteristics of its action and effects described in this Research Report apply to the other hallucinogens, including mescaline, psilocybin, and ibogaine.

Words that rhyme with mescaline

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