follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

controlled substance

noun
1.
any of a category of behavior-altering or addictive drugs, as heroin or cocaine, whose possession and use are restricted by law.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for controlled substance
  • If controlled substance testing was against the law there wouldn't be any pharmaceutical drugs.
  • The defendant shall not unlawfully possess a controlled substance.
  • Our position is that it should remain a controlled substance.
  • He was cited for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
  • Methadone is a powerful controlled substance used for pain.
controlled substance in Medicine

controlled substance n.
A drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are regulated under the Controlled Substances Act.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for controlled substance

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for controlled

13
17
Scrabble Words With Friends