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psychochemical

[sahy-koh-kem-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to chemicals or drugs that affect the mind or behavior.
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noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • And who shall deny it all in the psychochemical laboratories?

    Unicorns

    James Huneker


British Dictionary definitions for psychochemical

psychochemical

noun
  1. any of various chemical compounds whose primary effect is the alteration of the normal state of consciousness
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adjective
  1. of or relating to such chemical compounds
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psychochemical in Medicine

psychochemical

(sī′kō-kĕmĭ-kəl)
n.
  1. A psychoactive drug or substance.
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adj.
  1. Of or relating to psychochemicals.
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