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Definition of "phencyclidine" [phencyclidine]

  • A drug, C17H25N, used in veterinary medicine as an anesthetic and illegally as a hallucinogen; PCP. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "phencyclidine" in a sentence
  • "Employees at Livermore, one of the federal government's top science labs, handle as many as 42 different kinds of dangerous drugs, including black tar heroin, cocaine, phencyclidine and steroids."
  • "The report said European officials last year identified for the first time derivatives of two well-established drugs—the anesthetics ketamine and phencyclidine, or PCP."
  • "PCP, or phencyclidine, is also known as "angel dust.""
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