from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Stupefied from ingestion of or withdrawal from a drug.
  • adj. Addicted to a drug.
  • adj. Severely debilitated from long-term drug use.
  • adj. Physically or emotionally exhausted.

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  • adj. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms of an addiction.
  • adj. Widely spaced.

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  • adj. addicted to a drug


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  • Cohen is skillful indeed in deploying this language, and if readers are able to accustom themselves to Laster's strung-out, stop/start way of summoning up those events that have culminated in this night at Carnegie Hall, they will surely find themselves enjoying the jokes, the deliberate or not-so-deliberate malapropisms, the puns, the occasional passages of real eloquence.

    Experimental Fiction

  • And another, and another, until I was basically a strung-out junkie, “chasing the dragon,” trying to re-create the original euphoria of the first hit, but needing more every time to even come close.

    Get Laid or Die Trying

  • They loaded his calendar with meetings, endless meetings, with nervous, strung-out entrepreneurs who wanted reassurance and guidance and, more than anything, money.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Braddock approached the Monongahela with a force superior to what the French and Indians could bring to bear against him, despite an impossibly strung-out supply line.

    George Washington’s First War

  • I'm sorry, but that Duchess would never have had that hallucination in a million years, no matter how strung-out and disoriented and agonized she was.

    The Duchess of Malfi

  • For the most part his Holmes was a strung-out, drug-addled, hyper-neurotic Freudian case study, but then there was that sword fight on the top of the cars of a speeding train.

    Holmes contra Holmes

  • The third piece, on a prominent Sunset Boulevard billboard, depicted a strung-out Mickey and Minnie Mouse partying with the advertisement's model.

    Banksy Billboard On Sunset Boulevard Removed

  • Cooper had turned me into a strung-out love junkie.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • Try as she might, she could not picture her sister as some pill-popping, strung-out housewife.

    A Light at Winter’s End

  • Most of its 82 minutes consists of a cartoonish marathon, as a third-rate drug dealer pursues a strung-out rock singer who's on the heels of a feckless robber who screwed up a petty theft at the convenience store where the musician works.

    Characters Attack


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