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OxyContin

noun trademark
  1. an opiate drug, oxycodone hydrochloride, used as a painkiller and, illegally, as an alternative to heroin
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OxyContin

brand name of an oxycodone compound marketed in U.S. from 1996. Second element from continuous (i.e. "time-released").

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