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

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