endorphinnoun [ C ]uk /enˈdɔː.fɪn/ us /enˈdɔːr.fɪn/ specialized
Examples from literature
- Endorphins make problems look smaller and make you feel better about your life.
- This means happy chemicals called endorphins are made, and we experience a strong feeling of pleasure.
- When you laugh, your body makes chemicals called endorphins.
- Because I make such a point of getting in my workout every day, my husband has accused me of being an endorphin junkie, and he is right!
- Endorphins are powerful, with painkilling and euphoric effects equal to or greater than heroin, but without any undesirable side effects.
- If chemists could learn to cheaply synthesize endorphins I'm sure that millions of people would want to become addicted to them.