Meaning of “endorphin” in the English Dictionary

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"endorphin" in British English

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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. 

(Definition of “endorphin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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