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psychoactive

[ sahy-koh-ak-tiv ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈæk tɪv /
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adjective
of or relating to a substance having a profound or significant effect on mental processes: a psychoactive drug.

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Origin of psychoactive

First recorded in 1960–65; psycho- + active
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British Dictionary definitions for psychoactive

psychoactive
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˈæktɪv) /

adjective
capable of affecting mental activitya psychoactive drug
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Medical definitions for psychoactive

psychoactive
[ sī′kō-ăktĭv ]

adj.
Affecting the mind or mental processes. Used of a drug.
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