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superman (drug of abuse)

Definition:

a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

slang

Plural:

supermen

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

C20H25N3O [chemical formula] | lysergic acid diethylamide | acid [slang, uncountable noun] | back breaker [slang, uncountable noun] | battery-acid [slang, uncountable noun] | dose [slang] | dot [slang] | Elvis [slang, uncountable noun] | loony toons [slang, uncountable noun] | LSD [abbreviation] | Lucy in the sky with diamonds [slang, uncountable noun] | pane [slang] | window pane [slang] | zen [slang]

Etymology:

coined by George Bernard Shaw to translate German Übermensch, "highly evolved...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of superman...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Lysergic acid diethylamide | LSD | LSD-25 | lysergide | acid | C20H25N3O  [chemical formula]

a semisynthetic psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects which can include altered thinking processes, closed and open eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences, as well as for... (38 of 14143 words, 13 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Lysergic acid diethylamide

Britannica Encyclopedia:

LSD [drug] | lysergic acid diethylamide | lysergide [synonym]

potent synthetic hallucinogenic drug that can be derived from the ergot alkaloids. LSD usually is prepared by chemical synthesis in a laboratory. Its ... (23 of 617 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/350174​/LSD

Collins Dictionary:

LSD | L.S.D. | £.s.d. | l.s.d. | lysergic acid diethylamide | acid [informal, illegal hallucinogen, sense-specific]

lysergic acid diethylamide; a crystalline compound prepared from lysergic ... | librae, solidi, denarii (13 of 402 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lsd

Columbia Encyclopedia:

LSD | lysergic acid diethylamide | Claviceps purpurea [species]

alkaloid synthesized from lysergic acid, which is found in the fungus ergot. It's a hallucinogenic drug that intensifies sense perceptions and ... (21 of 159 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0830505​.html

Merriam-Webster:

LSD | lysergic acid diethylamide | C20H25N3[chemical formula]

a semisynthetic illicit organic compound .. derived from ergot that induces extreme sensory distortions, altered perceptions of reality, and intense ... (20 of 74 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lsd

American Heritage Dictionary:

LSD | acid [sense-specific] | C20H25N3[chemical formula, sense-specific]

A crystalline compound, ..., derived from lysergic acid and used as a powerful hallucinogenic drug. | least significant digit (18 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lsd

Wiktionary:

lysergic acid diethylamide [organic chemistry] | recreational drug [synonym]

A powerful synthetic hallucinogen, commonly abbreviated LSD. (7 of 21 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lysergic acid diethylamide

Random House Dictionary:

LSD | L.S.D. | L.S.D.: £.s.d. [sense-specific] | L.S.D.: l.s.d. [sense-specific] | least significant digit [sense-specific] | C20H25N3[chemical formula, sense-specific]

[United States, navy] a seagoing, amphibious ship capable of carrying and ... | [pharmacology] lysergic acid diethylamide: a crystalline solid the ... (20 of 72 words, 4 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/lsd

Oxford Dictionary:

LSD | C20H26N2[chemical formula]

a synthetic crystalline compound, lysergic acid diethylamide, which is a powerful hallucinogenic drug (13 of 44 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/LSD

New World Dictionary:

LSD | LSD 25

a crystalline compound, CHNCON(CH), an amide of lysergic acid, used in the study of schizophrenia and other mental disorders and as a psychedelic ... (23 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lsd

Macmillan British Dictionary:

LSD [uncountable]

a powerful illegal drug that makes people see things that are not real (13 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/LSD

Cambridge Dictionary:

LSD

an illegal drug which causes people who use it to see the world differently from the way it really is or to see things that do not really exist (29 of 36 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/lsd

Encarta Dictionary:

LSD | lysergic acid diethylamide [drugs]

a hallucinogenic drug made from lysergic acid that was used experimentally as a medicine and is taken as an illegal drug (21 of 34 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861739076​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

superman

First use: 1903

Origin: coined by George Bernard Shaw to translate German Übermensch, "highly evolved human being that transcends good and evil", from "Thus Spake ... (22 of 114 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=superman

Wiktionary:

superman | supermans [sense-specific, plural] | supermen [sense-specific, plural]

Origin: A calque of German Übermensch; super- + man. Compare overman. The sense of "person of extraordinary powers" was reinforced by the character Superman.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/superman

Oxford Dictionary:

superman | supermen [plural] | Superman | a superman

First use: early 20th century

Origin: "super-" "exceptional" + "man", coined by G. B. Shaw in imitation of German Übermensch (used by Nietzsche)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/superman

New World Dictionary:

superman | supermen [plural]

Origin: calque from German übermensch ( from über, over + mensch, person), Nietzsche's term

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superman

Merriam-Webster:

superman

First use: 1903

Origin: translation of German Übermensch, from über over, super- + Mensch man

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/superman

American Heritage Dictionary:

superman

Origin: Translation of German Übermensch: über-, super- + Mensch, man.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superman

Encarta Dictionary:

superman | supermen [plural]

First use: Early 20th century

Origin: Translation of German Übermensch

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717065​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

superman | supermen [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "superman"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/superman

Macmillan British Dictionary:

superman [countable] | supermen [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "superman"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/superman

Macmillan American Dictionary:

superman [countable] | supermen [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "superman"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/superman

Cambridge Dictionary:

superman

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "superman"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "superman"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/superman

the Free Dictionary:

superman

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "superman"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "superman"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "superman" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/superman

Google Dictionary:

superman | supermen [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "superman"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

superman

Audio: North American pronunciation of "superman"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=superm​01 word=superman

YourDictionary Audio:

superman

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "superman" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superman

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