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popper

(pŏp′ər)
n.
Slang An ampoule of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite, used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.
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popper

(pop′ĕr)
A slang term for any of several nitrites, esp. amyl nitrite, inhaled to induce vasodilation, dizziness, or giddiness as a drug of abuse.
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