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glue sniffing

the inhaling of the fumes of certain kinds of glue for the hallucinogenic or euphoric effect.
Origin of glue sniffing
An Americanism dating back to 1960-65
Related forms
glue sniffer, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for glue-sniffing


the practice of inhaling the fumes of certain types of glue to produce intoxicating or hallucinatory effects
Derived Forms
glue-sniffer, noun
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glue-sniffing in Medicine

glue-sniffing n.
Inhalation of fumes from plastic cements, the solvents of which, such as toluene, xylene, and benzene, induce central nervous system stimulation followed by depression.

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