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psychoactive

[ sahy-koh-ak-tiv ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to a substance having a profound or significant effect on mental processes:

    a psychoactive drug.



psychoactive

/ ˌsaɪkəʊˈæktɪv /

adjective

  1. capable of affecting mental activity

    a psychoactive drug



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Word History and Origins

Origin of psychoactive1

First recorded in 1960–65; psycho- + active
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Example Sentences

Research ultimately showed that most of those who got sick had used products containing THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana, which is not used in nicotine e-cigarettes like Juul — but the entire category took a hit.

You don’t get any psychoactive effects, but all the mellowness of CBD in one go.

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in many cannabis strains.

Nieto, who began smoking pot in Boston as a college student, is preparing farmers to swap traditional THC plants for industrial ones — the type that produce non-psychoactive yet profitable components like CBD and hemp fiber.

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His research focuses on the “behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs in humans.”

Ayahuasca/yagé is a psychoactive brew made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine.

But while the psychoactive effects are similar, Spice can be anywhere from five to 10 times more potent.

Most bath salts contain one of two psychoactive chemicals: MDPV (also known as 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) or mephedrone.

In the psychoactive hierarchy of kitchen work, a high-functioning junkie beats a one-time opium eater.

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