performance-enhancing

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

adjective

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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