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 Dictionary entry overview: What does controlled substance mean? 

  The noun CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE has 1 sense:

1. a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law

  Familiarity information: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law

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Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("controlled substance" is a kind of...):

drug (a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "controlled substance"):

cannabis; ganja; marihuana; marijuana (the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect)

club drug (a controlled substance that is usually taken by young people at dance clubs and raves)

hard drug (a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction)

LSD; lysergic acid diethylamide (a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid)

chalk; chicken feed; crank; deoxyephedrine; glass; ice; meth; methamphetamine; methamphetamine hydrochloride; Methedrine; shabu; trash (an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant)

opium (an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy)

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