覚醒剤

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かく
Grade: 4
せい
Grade: S
ざい
Grade: S
on’yomi kan’on goon
Alternative spellings
覺醒劑 (kyūjitai)
覚せい剤
 
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EtymologyEdit

Compound of 覚醒 (kakusei, awakening) +‎ (-zai, drug, medicine).[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(かく)(せい)(ざい) (kakuseizai (kyūjitai 覺醒劑)

  1. (broadly) a psychoactive drug that stimulates the nervous system, temporarily affecting mental or physical ability: a stimulant
  2. (more specifically) a stimulating drug in the amine family, such as amphetamine or methamphetamine
    Synonyms: (slang) シャブ (shabu), (technical term) 覚醒アミン (kakusei amin)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN