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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishillicitil‧li‧cit /ɪˈlɪsɪt/ ●○○ adjective  FORBIDILLEGALnot allowed by laws or rules, or strongly disapproved of by societyillegal illicit drugs the illicit trade in stolen cattleillicitly adverb
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illicitAnd he was tender, and he was mighty, fuelled by an illicit afternoon with one of his students.High-powered investigations of intelligence agencies in the wake of Watergate had revealed much evidence of illicit and unconstitutional behaviour.The official reason given for the committee's demise was that it had indulged in counterrevolution and illicit dealings with foreign powers.Illicit diamond exports are said to be worth over $200 million.Marijuana remains the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.Also, watch your intake of alcohol and illicit drugs like marijuana.illicit drugsThere is a strong tradition of smuggling, illicit goods being brought from nearby Flookburgh on the coast.an illicit love affairMany such drugs were, in fact, illicit now.Meanwhile the Commission also pursued its efforts to force the return of illicit state payments to industries.They also smashed up the peasants' illicit vodka stills.illicit drugsAs a health officer I am opposed to the use of illicit drugs.One-third of girls and almost two-fifths of boys admitted having used illicit drugs.The declared goal of Washington's policy is to staunch the flow of illicit drugs.They had taken away his clothes and his luggage, no doubt to search for illicit drugs.This study primarily related to stress and to the use of alcohol and illicit drugs.Some will argue that all illicit drugs are too dangerous to legalize.One-third of eighth-graders report the use of illicit drugs, including inhalants.Also, watch your intake of alcohol and illicit drugs like marijuana.
From Longman Business Dictionaryillicitil‧li‧cit /ɪˈlɪsɪt/ adjectiveLAW not allowed by laws or rules, or strongly disapproved of by societyOfficials are hoping prosecution of certain gun dealers will curb illicit sales.They were convicted of racketeering and were ordered to repay $100 million in illicit profits.
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