Definition of date-rape drug in English:

date-rape drug

noun

  • A drug that causes temporary loss of memory or inhibition, surreptitiously given to someone in order to facilitate rape or sexual abuse.

    • ‘In Westminster alone police are investigating nine alleged sex offences, including seven alleged rapes, which are thought to have involved date-rape drugs such as Rohypnol, which can be bought over the Internet.’
    • ‘The plaintiff was one of three women who accused him of knocking them out with the date-rape drug GHB and sexually assaulting them at his beach house north west of Los Angeles.’
    • ‘He preyed on vulnerable women, poisoning them with what is believed to have been the date-rape drug GHB before violently raping them and conning them out of money.’
    • ‘He said someone could have slipped something into her drink, possibly one of the number of date-rape drugs which induce a feeling of dissociation, memory loss and confusion.’
    • ‘It has not been established what drugs were used, but the date-rape drugs rohypnol and GHB, or powerful sedatives, are suspected.’