chase the dragon

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To inhale the vapour from heated morphine, heroin, oxycodone or opium that has been placed on a piece of foil.

Etymology:

  • A slang phrase of Cantonese origin from Hong Kong. Traditional Chinese: 追龍, Simplified Chinese: 追龙. "Chasing" refers to the careful movement of the liquid in order to keep it from coalescing into a single, unmanageable mass.
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Submitted on January 20, 2019

Additional definitions for 'chase the dragon':

chase the dragonTo chase after the promise of a continually fulfilling high from an addictive substance.
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