[turnd-on, -awn]
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adjective Slang.
  1. lively and chic; switched-on.
  2. full of or characterized by excitement.
  3. under the influence of a narcotic or hallucinogen, as marijuana.
  4. sexually aroused.

Origin of turned-on

First recorded in 1965–70
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Historical Examples of turned-on

  • What was the significance of the broken incandescent burner, the turned-on gas, and the faint mark under the window?

    The Shrieking Pit

    Arthur J. Rees

  • Her letters, in the surprising jet of their expression, remind one of a turned-on tap.

    Queen Victoria

    Lytton Strachey