IPA: kˈɑt


  • Alternative form of khat, a psychoactive stimulant obtained from the plant Catha edulis. [A shrub, Catha edulis, whose leaves are used as a mild stimulant when chewed or brewed as tea; also a drug produced from this plant.]

Examples of "qat" in Sentences

  • The use of qat results in constipation.
  • Qat is prohibited in France as a stimulant.
  • Qat is more efficiently absorbed in the mouth.
  • Qat is prohibited in Switzerland as a stimulant.
  • Qat can induce manic behaviors and hyperactivity.
  • Qat consumption induces mild euphoria and excitement.
  • Qat was doomed to be slain, but succeeded in climbing a nutmeg tree.
  • It is estimated that several million people are frequent users of qat.
  • The capital became quiet during an afternoon period when Yemenis traditional chew a popular stimulant leaf, known as qat.
  • SANAA (AFP) - The euphoria-inducing drug qat, which is a national passion in Yemen, shot up in price on the first day of football's World Cup, the defence ministry said on its website on
  • As massive crowds rallied in cities across Yemen, observations came in from those on the ground about the lack of food, level of demonstrations, and even the chewing of khat also referred to as qat via Twitter.
  • Land once used for export crops - cotton, fruit, and vegetables - has been turned over to growing a shrub called qat, whose leaves are chewed for their stimulant effect by Yemenis and which has no significant export market.
  • Off the coast of the violence-racked nation, millions of dollars in ransom are demanded and won by young men travelling in skiffs, armed with AK-47s and rocket propelled grenades and sometimes hopped up on the narcotic plant called qat that is popular with Somalis.

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