glue-sniffing

glue-sniffing
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ \ noun (-s)
Etymology: glue (I) + sniffing, from gerund of sniff, verb
: the deliberate inhalation of volatile organic solvents from plastic glues that may result in symptoms ranging from mild euphoria to disorientation and coma

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glueˈ-sniffing noun
The practice (sometimes fatal) of doing this
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Main Entry:glue

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ˈglue-sniffing [glue-sniffing] noun uncountable
the habit of breathing in the gases from some kinds of glue in order to produce a state of excitement; a type of ↑solvent abuse

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  • glue-sniffing — ☆ glue sniffing [glo͞o′snif΄iŋ ] n. the practice of inhaling the fumes of glue containing toluene or other solvents for the intoxicating and euphoric effects: it may cause damage to the brain, liver, kidneys, etc. glue sniffer n. * * * ➡ drugs *… …   Universalium

  • glue-sniffing — ☆ glue sniffing [glo͞o′snif΄iŋ ] n. the practice of inhaling the fumes of glue containing toluene or other solvents for the intoxicating and euphoric effects: it may cause damage to the brain, liver, kidneys, etc. glue sniffer n …   English World dictionary

  • glue-sniffing — glue .sniffing n [U] the habit of breathing in gases from glues in order to produce a state of pleasure >glue sniffer n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glue-sniffing — ► NOUN ▪ the practice of inhaling intoxicating fumes from the solvents in adhesives …   English terms dictionary

  • glue sniffing — N UNCOUNT Glue sniffing is the practice of breathing the vapour from glue in order to become intoxicated. Syn: solvent abuse …   English dictionary

  • glue sniffing — glue′ sniff ing n. cvb the inhaling of the fumes of certain kinds of glue for the hallucinogenic or euphoric effects they produce, often resulting in damage to various organs • Etymology: 1960–65, amer. glue′ sniff er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • glue sniffing — glue sniffer. the inhaling of the fumes of certain kinds of glue for the hallucinogenic or euphoric effect. [1960 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • glue sniffing — glue sniffer. the inhaling of the fumes of certain kinds of glue for the hallucinogenic or euphoric effect. [1960 65, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • glue sniffing — /ˈglu snɪfɪŋ/ (say glooh snifing) noun the deliberate inhalation of the fumes from plastic cement or glue, for their intoxicating effects. –glue sniffer, noun …  

  • glue-sniffing — Inhalation of fumes from plastic cements; the solvents, which include toluene, xylene, and benzene, induce central nervous system stimulation followed by depression. SEE ALSO: solvent inhalation. * * * glue snif·fing …   Medical dictionary

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