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drug

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noun \ˈdrəg\

Definition of drug

  1. 1 a obsolete :  a substance used in dyeing or chemical operations b :  a substance used as a medication or in the preparation of medication c according to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (1) :  a substance recognized in an official pharmacopoeia or formulary (2) :  a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease (3) :  a substance other than food intended to affect the structure or function of the body (4) :  a substance intended for use as a component of a medicine but not a device or a component, part, or accessory of a device

  2. 2 :  a commodity that is not salable or for which there is no demand —used in the phrase drug on the market

  3. 3 :  something and often an illegal substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness

drug·gy also drug·gie play \ˈdrə-gē\ adjective


Examples of drug

  1. a new drug used to treat people with high blood pressure

  2. an experimental drug for the treatment of AIDS

  3. Have you ever taken any illegal drugs?

  4. I don't smoke, drink, or do drugs.



Origin of drug

Middle English drogge


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms

Rhymes with drug


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drug

verb

Simple Definition of drug

  • : to give a drug to (a person or animal) in order to make that person or animal very sleepy or unconscious

  • : to add a drug to (a food or drink) in order to make someone sleepy or unconscious

Full Definition of drug

druggeddrug·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to affect with a drug; especially :  to stupefy by a narcotic drug

  3. 2 :  to administer a drug to

  4. 3 :  to lull or stupefy as if with a drug

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to take drugs for narcotic effect

Examples of drug

  1. He looks like he's been drugged.

  2. Someone could have drugged your drink.



1605

First Known Use of drug

1605


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drug

Definition of drug

  1. dialect past of drag






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