Definition of "psychoactive" [psychoactive]

  • Affecting the mind or mental processes. Used of a drug. (adjective)

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Use "psychoactive" in a sentence
  • "PERPER: All those drugs are basically what you call psychoactive drugs."
  • "Ms. Freston describes coffee as "a central-nervous-system stimulant, which earns it the distinction of being classified as a psychoactive drug.""
  • "Law enforcement officials expressed alarm after the substance, which consists of dried herbs sprayed with psychoactive chemicals, began appearing as "herbal incense" in head shops, tobacco shops, convenience stores, gas stations and other venues around the commonwealth in the past few years."