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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-dren-l-in, -een]
    • /əˈdrɛn l ɪn, -ˌin/
    • /əˈdren.əl.ɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dren-l-in, -een]
    • /əˈdrɛn l ɪn, -ˌin/

Definitions of adrenaline word

  • noun adrenaline a hormone that is secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress and increases heart rate, pulse rate, and blood pressure, and raises the blood levels of glucose and lipids. It is extracted from animals or synthesized for such medical uses as the treatment of asthma. Chemical name: aminohydroxyphenylpropionic acid; formula: C9H13NO3 3
  • noun adrenaline epinephrine (def 1). 1
  • noun adrenaline The hormone epinephrine extracted from animals or prepared synthetically for medicinal purposes. 1
  • noun adrenaline stress hormone 1
  • noun adrenaline (biochemistry) An alternative name for epinephrine; the hormone and neurotransmitter. 0

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Origin of adrenaline

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
First recorded in 1900-05; adrenal + -ine1

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Parts of speech for Adrenaline


adrenaline popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for adrenaline

noun adrenaline

  • caffeine — Caffeine is a chemical substance found in coffee, tea, and cocoa, which affects your brain and body and makes you more active.
  • morphine — a white, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C 1 7 H 1 9 NO 3 ⋅H 2 O, the most important narcotic and addictive principle of opium, obtained by extraction and crystallization and used chiefly in medicine as a pain reliever and sedative.
  • stress — importance attached to a thing: to lay stress upon good manners. Synonyms: significance, meaning, emphasis, consequence; weight, value, worth.
  • anxiety — Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or worry.

Antonyms for adrenaline

noun adrenaline

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • relaxation — abatement or relief from bodily or mental work, effort, application, etc.

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