Definition of nootropic in English:

nootropic

adjective

  • (of a drug) used to enhance memory or other cognitive functions.

    • ‘The medical drugs such as corticosteroids, nootropic and diuretic remedies were selectively administered by considering each patient's pathological condition.’

noun

  • A nootropic drug.

    • ‘If only he hadn't blown his brain out on nootropics.’

Origin

1970s: from French nootrope (from Greek noos ‘mind’ + tropē ‘turning’) + -ic.

Pronunciation

nootropic

/ˌnəʊəˈtrəʊpɪk//ˌnəʊəˈtrɒpɪk/