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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fen-tuh-nil]
    • /ˈfɛn tə nɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fen-tuh-nil]
    • /ˈfɛn tə nɪl/

Definitions of fentanyl word

  • noun fentanyl a synthetic, short-acting narcotic analgesic and sedative, C 22 H 28 N 2 O, used pharmacologically in anesthesia and neuroleptanalgesia, and also as an illicit drug: Medics quickly administered fentanyl to the injured soldiers. Drug dealers are lacing heroin with fentanyl. 1
  • noun fentanyl A fast-acting narcotic analgesic and sedative that is sometimes abused for its heroinlike effect. 1
  • noun fentanyl a narcotic drug used in medicine to relieve pain 0

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Origin of fentanyl

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65; contraction and respelling of the chemical name N-(1-phenethyl-4-piperidyl)propionanilide

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Parts of speech for Fentanyl


fentanyl popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fentanyl usage trend in Literature

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