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drug

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noun \ˈdrəg\

Definition of drug

  1. 1a obsolete :  a substance used in dyeing or chemical operationsb :  a substance used as a medication or in the preparation of medicationc according to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (1) :  a substance recognized in an official pharmacopoeia or formulary (see formulary 3) (2) :  a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease <prescription drugs> <drugs for treating high blood pressure> (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 (see 1demand 3a) —used in the phrase drug on the market

  3. 3 :  something and often an illegal substance that causes addiction, habituation (see habituation 2b), or a marked change in consciousness <keeping teens off drugs> <heroin and other hard drugs>

druggy

or less commonly

druggie

play \ˈdrə-gē\ adjective

Examples of drug in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of drug

Middle English drogge


First Known Use: 1611

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms


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drug

verb

Definition of drug

drugged

;

drugging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to affect with a drug (see 1drug); especially :  to stupefy by a narcotic drug <looks like he's been drugged>

  3. 2 :  to administer a drug to <drugged against pain>

  4. 3 :  to lull or stupefy as if with a drug <the kind of overly familiar music that delights most audiences and drugs most critics — Time>

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

Examples of drug in a sentence

  1. He looks like he's been drugged.

  2. Someone could have drugged your drink.

Origin and Etymology of drug

see 1drug


First Known Use: circa 1616


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drug

Definition of drug

  1. dialectal past tense of drag



DRUG Defined for English Language Learners


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drug

verb

Definition of drug for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DRUG Defined for Kids

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drug

play
noun \ˈdrəg\

Definition of drug for Students

  1. 1 :  a substance used as a medicine or in making medicines

  2. 2 :  a substance (as cocaine) that may harm or addict a user


2

drug

play
verb

Definition of drug for Students

drugged

drugging

  1. 1 :  to poison with or as if with a drug

  2. 2 :  to make sleepy or unconscious with drugs


Medical Dictionary

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drug

play
noun \ˈdrəg\

Medical Definition of drug

  1. 1a:  a substance used as a medication or in the preparation of medication

  2. 2:  something and often an illicit substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness


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drug

verb

Medical Definition of drug

drugged

;

drugging

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to affect with a drug; especially :  to stupefy by a narcotic drug

  4. 2:  to administer a drug to

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to take drugs for narcotic effect



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