amyl

Definitions

Medical

  • prefix
    (written as amyl-)
    referring to starch

Slang

  • noun amyl nitrite (sometimes called amyl nitrate); a very powerful stimulant drug inhaled from a broken phial or popper. Amyl nitrite is prescribed for the treatment of angina pectoris, though it has been taken for fun since the 1950s, and for its supposed sexually stimulating effects, especially by gay men, since the late 1970s.
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