(a) stimulant


(a) stimulant
   spirits or an illegal narcotic
   Not a bribe, a kiss, a gift, an encouraging word, or any of the other things you might find stimulating:
    ... if ever there was a man who needed a snappy stimulant, it was he. (Wodehouse, 1934)
   Their main source of revenue is from trafficking in stimulants, especially crystal methamphetamine (known as ice). (Economist, 29 February 1992)

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