glue sniffing

Origin of glue sniffing

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65
Related formsglue sniffer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for glue-sniffing

glue-sniffing

noun
  1. 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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glue-sniffing in Medicine

glue-sniffing

n.
  1. 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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