glue sniffing


noun

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 sniffing

glue sniffer, noun

Words nearby glue sniffing

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British Dictionary definitions for glue sniffing

glue-sniffing

noun

the practice of inhaling the fumes of certain types of glue to produce intoxicating or hallucinatory effects

Derived forms of glue-sniffing

glue-sniffer, noun
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Medical definitions for glue sniffing

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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