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


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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".

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  • She later reveals her anger-management issues to a slightly confused, slightly turned-on Nick.

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  • Can a turned-on robot turn off his human insticnts and still get down to earth? ...

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  • 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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