[per-fawr-muh ns en-han-sing, ‐en-hahn-sing]
- noting or relating to a drug or other substance used to improve one's performance in a sport or other activity requiring strength, stamina, etc.: The use of performance-enhancing steroids by athletes is banned.
Origin of performance-enhancing
First recorded in 1975–1980
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Examples from the Web for performance-enhancing
The problem is, in significant measure, the result of a familiar phenomenon in sport: the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs.How Kentucky Will Save Horse Racing From Itself
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The Grateful Dead may be stripped of 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award if evidence of performance-enhancing drug use mounts.P.J. O’Rourke on Foreign Policy and France, Hold the Swiss
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January 17, 2014
It was one of the greatest basketball games in the history of the universe, tainted by performance-enhancing drugs.
Performance-enhancing drugs might give their users an unfair advantage over their unpilled peers.Randy Cohen’s Three Favorite Ethicist Columns
October 9, 2012
The basics are simple enough: there are three types of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) out there.Where Were the Doctors to Testify at Roger Clemens’s Perjury Trial?
June 20, 2012