American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slang Highly aware of and responsive to what is fashionable and up-to-date.
- adj. Pleasantly excited or stimulated.
- adj. Sexually aroused.
- adj. Under the influence of a mind-altering drug.
“Read this when I was a young guy in the Navy, and probably stoned, but I seem to recall getting turned-on to literature through him.”
“Cleverly, I wrapped an empty poop bag around the newly turned-on drinking fountain (lest he see the spouting water and run) and pulled a well-earned drink.”
“Seeing her hard nipples straining against the fabric, she felt the pull of a turned-on clit and broke into laughter.”
“His bangs had swung to one side, revealing wide, brown pupils; they glimmered, electric, turned-on.”
“That makes for a certain lack of perspective, and watching others having a great time isn't necessarily the same as having one, but the contrast between these turned-on teens and square 60s America is often hilarious.”
“The action begins on 25 June 1967, the day the two turned-on 19-year-old students on their first summer holiday from Oxford meet; she dumps his too-straight brother for him to the sound of the Beatles '"All You Need Is Love".”
“She later reveals her anger-management issues to a slightly confused, slightly turned-on Nick.”
“Can a turned-on robot turn off his human insticnts and still get down to earth? ...”
“Secondly, what do you think I'm doing here behind a desk with a bunch of papers and a turned-on computer?”
“Thanks to the graft, the turned-on gene emits light, which can be measured.”
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