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turned-on

[turnd-on, -awn] /ˈtɜrndˈɒn, -ˈɔn/
adjective, Slang.
1.
lively and chic; switched-on.
2.
full of or characterized by excitement.
3.
under the influence of a narcotic or hallucinogen, as marijuana.
4.
sexually aroused.
Origin of turned-on
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • Her letters, in the surprising jet of their expression, remind one of a turned-on tap.

    Queen Victoria Lytton Strachey
  • What was the significance of the broken incandescent burner, the turned-on gas, and the faint mark under the window?

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees

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