- of or relating to a substance having a profound or significant effect on mental processes: a psychoactive drug.
Origin of psychoactive
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Examples from the Web for psychoactive
Ayahuasca/yagé is a psychoactive brew made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine.Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans
August 24, 2014
But while the psychoactive effects are similar, Spice can be anywhere from five to 10 times more potent.How Pfizer Helped Make ‘Spice,’ The Deadly Fake Pot
May 17, 2014
Most bath salts contain one of two psychoactive chemicals: MDPV (also known as 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) or mephedrone.What’s the Deal With Bath Salts? FAQ on the Designer Drug
May 31, 2012
In the psychoactive hierarchy of kitchen work, a high-functioning junkie beats a one-time opium eater.Chefs on Drugs
July 21, 2009
- capable of affecting mental activitya psychoactive drug
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Word Origin and History for psychoactive
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- Affecting the mind or mental processes. Used of a drug.
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