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speedball

[speed-bawl]
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noun
  1. a game similar to soccer with the chief difference that a player catching the ball on the fly can pass it with the hands.
  2. Slang. any combination of a stimulant and a depressant taken together, especially a mixture of heroin and cocaine or heroin and methamphetamine injected into the bloodstream.
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verb (used without object)
  1. Slang. to take a speedball, especially by injection.
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Origin of speedball

First recorded in 1940–45; speed + ball1
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British Dictionary definitions for speedball

speedball

noun
  1. slang a mixture of heroin with amphetamine or cocaine
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speedball in Medicine

speedball

(spēdbôl′)
n.
  1. An intravenous dose of cocaine mixed with heroin or an amphetamine.
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