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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A narcotic alkaloid used as an analgesic and a sedative chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride salt.

Usage examples (23)
  • PERPER: Well, oxycontin is a form of oxycodone, which is long-acting.
  • Now, B.C. physicians and a new study from the University of British Columbia say the addictive drug, formally called oxycodone, has hit the westernmost province.
  • In the meantime, more patients might turn to substitutes such as oxycodone, the opiate in Percocet, which is available in a single formula.
  • So young people try some of the highly addictive pain relievers, such as oxycodone for more
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