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steroid +‎ -al

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steroidal (not comparable)

  1. (biochemistry) Of, being, or derived from a steroid.
  2. (by extension, economics) Characterized by rapid growth, especially growth that is unsustainable or out of line with economic fundamentals or expectations.
    • 2023, Keyu Jin, The New China Playbook, page 48:
      Weaning China off steroidal industrial policies that feel good in the short run but are toxic in the long run is the key to sustained, high-quality growth and reconciliation of international disputes.

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