variants: or less commonly antidoping \ ¦an-​ˌtī-​¦dō-​piŋ How to pronounce antidoping (audio) , ¦an-​tē-​ \

Definition of anti-doping

: 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

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First Known Use of anti-doping

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-doping

anti- entry 1 + doping

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“Anti-doping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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