psychoactive etymology

English word psychoactive comes from English active, English psycho-

Detailed word origin of psychoactive

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active English (eng) A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting. (gay sexual slang) (of a homosexual man) enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner.. (heading, grammar) About verbs.. (specifically, of a volcano) Being an active volcano. Compare extinct and dormant. Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.. Applied to [...]
psycho- English (eng) Forms terms relating to the soul, the mind, or to psychology.
psychoactive English (eng) (pharmacology) Any drug that affects the mind or mental processes. (pharmacology) Affecting the mind or mental processes.

Words with the same origin as psychoactive

Descendants of active
activate activist interaction
Descendants of psycho-
psychoanalyst psychoanalytic psychoanalyze psychobabble psychobiotic psychocutaneous psychodrama psychogalvanometry psychogenic psychogeography psychokinesis psychokinetic psychometry psychon psychonic psychopath psychosemantic psychosexual psychosis psychosomatic psychosynthetic psychotherapy psychothriller psychotypological