the inhaling of the fumes of certain kinds of glue for the hallucinogenic or euphoric effect.
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Origin of glue sniffing
An Americanism dating back to 1960–65
OTHER WORDS FROM glue sniffingglue sniffer, noun
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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 of glue-sniffingglue-sniffer, noun
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Medical definitions for glue sniffing
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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