[ per-fawr-muh ns en-han-sing, ‐en-hahn-sing ]
/ pərˈfɔr məns ɛnˌhæn sɪŋ, ‐ɛnˌhɑn sɪŋ /


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.

Nearby words

  1. performance appraisal,
  2. performance art,
  3. performance bond,
  4. performance indicator,
  5. performance test,
  6. performative,
  7. performer,
  8. performing,
  9. performing arts,
  10. perfume

Origin of performance-enhancing

First recorded in 1975–1980 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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