Definition of oxycodone in English:

oxycodone

(also OxyContin)

noun

  • A synthetic analgesic drug that is similar to morphine in its effects and subject to abuse and addiction.

    • ‘In the book, Suzanne, on an OxyContin bender, takes off to Tijuana with a tattoo artist she hardly knows.’
    • ‘In the meantime, if anyone out there needs some OxyContin, that addictive painkiller, give me a holler.’

Origin

1970s: from oxy- + co- in codeine.

Pronunciation:

oxycodone

/ˌäksēˈkōdōn/