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psychochemical

[ sahy-koh-kem-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl /
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adjective

pertaining to chemicals or drugs that affect the mind or behavior.

noun

any such substance, especially when used as a chemical warfare agent.

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Origin of psychochemical

First recorded in 1955–60; psycho- + chemical
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  • And who shall deny it all in the psychochemical laboratories?

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British Dictionary definitions for psychochemical

psychochemical
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˈkɛmɪkəl) /

noun

any of various chemical compounds whose primary effect is the alteration of the normal state of consciousness

adjective

of or relating to such chemical compounds
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Medical definitions for psychochemical

psychochemical
[ sī′kō-kĕmĭ-kəl ]

n.

A psychoactive drug or substance.

adj.

Of or relating to psychochemicals.
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