glue sniffing


the inhaling of the fumes of certain kinds of glue for the hallucinogenic or euphoric effect.

Nearby words

  1. glucuronic acid,
  2. glucuronidase,
  3. glucuronide,
  4. glue,
  5. glue ear,
  6. glue-pot,
  7. glue-sniffing,
  8. glueball,
  9. gluepot,
  10. gluey

Origin of glue sniffing

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65

Related formsglue sniffer, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for glue-sniffing



the practice of inhaling the fumes of certain types of glue to produce intoxicating or hallucinatory effects
Derived Formsglue-sniffer, noun

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Medicine 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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