variants or less commonly antidoping
: opposing or prohibiting illegal doping (such as blood doping or the use of anabolic steroids or growth hormones) to improve athletic performance
Austrian athlete Bettina Mueller-Weissina, a seven-time national sprint champion, faces a lifetime ban after allegedly violating anti-doping rules for the second time …Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2010
The result has been an expensive race pitting the athletes and their "doctors" against the various athletic organizations and the scientists developing new antidoping tests.Jesper L. Andersen et al., Scientific American, September 2000

Word History


anti- entry 1 + doping

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-doping was in 1934

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“Anti-doping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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