American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Producing mood changes or distorted perceptions; hallucinogenic: a mind-altering drug.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. producing mood changes or distorted perception; -- used mostly of psychoactive substances.
- adj. producing mood changes or distorted perception
“The young scientists dabbled in mind-altering drugs as they searched for a quantum-physics-based explanation for such phenomena as telepathy and extrasensory perception.”
“Scientologists do not approve of psychiatric medication because they believe it to be mind-altering.”
“What has made this pattern more noticeable is that we're now seeing more families under pressure and more individuals who use mind-altering drugs.”
“We as a society must examine why teens turn to mind-altering substances and we must deal with these root causes of drug use through education, prevention, intervention, and treatment.”
“It was some of the very people who thought themselves left wing – the pleasure-seeking, mind-altering drug takers and sexual pioneers of the 1960s who instigated the fragmentation of the working-class family and sold the poor the poisonous idea of liberation through chemical and sexual experimentation.”
“They must be joking, or else they are laboring under the influence of mind-altering drugs.”
“Or it might, as many studies appeared to prove, be the result of mind-altering street drugs such as cannabis or skunk, a more powerful form of cannabis.”
“Guys, warn me when you're going to unleash that kind of cognitive dissonance — I need time to appropriately pair it with the proper mind-altering chemicals.”
“During the 1960s and '70s, the mind-altering choices were of the drug kind, and drinking, although popular, was relegated to beer and very cheap wine, or maybe the odd Black Russian, or Margarita, but there was scant attention to cocktails and how they were being made.”
“Banksy turns the tables on the only man who has ever filmed him, creating a remarkable documentary that is part personal journey and part an exposé of the art world with its mind-altering mix of hot air and hype.”
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