antidrug

adjective

an·​ti·​drug ˈan-ˌtī-ˌdrəg How to pronounce antidrug (audio)
ˌan-tī-ˈdrəg
: acting against or opposing illicit drugs or their use
antidrug activists
an antidrug program

Examples of antidrug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About six years ago, federal antidrug agents in Chicago saw early signs of what would become a tectonic change. Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, 11 Oct. 2022 Within weeks of the general’s return, Mr. López Obrador’s administration passed a new law restricting U.S. agents’ activities in Mexico, and analysts say the moves on both sides reduced antidrug cooperation to its lowest level in many years. José De Córdoba, WSJ, 23 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antidrug was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Antidrug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antidrug. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

antidrug

adjective
an·​ti·​drug ˈan-ˌtī-ˌdrəg How to pronounce antidrug (audio)
: acting against or opposing illegal drugs
antidrug programs

Medical Definition

antidrug

adjective
an·​ti·​drug ˌan-ˌtī-ˈdrəg, ˌant-i How to pronounce antidrug (audio)
1
: counteracting the effect of a drug
2
: acting against or opposing illicit drugs or their use
antidrug activist
antidrug program
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