non·​drug ˌnän-ˈdrəg How to pronounce nondrug (audio)
: not relating to, being, or employing drugs
natural, nondrug treatments
Nondrug measures such as yoga and exercise can ease depression regardless of age.Consumer Reports

Examples of nondrug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though a limited number of physical therapy sessions are generally covered by insurance, coverage is rare for other nondrug approaches, despite the evidence behind them. Karen Weintraub, USA Today, 11 Dec. 2022 The reporting resulted in this five-part series exploring the reality of pain, pain medications, nondrug alternatives for children and adults, and scientific advances offering hope for the future. Karen Weintraub, USA Today, 11 Dec. 2022 Doctors were urged to first try other medications or nondrug options, limit opioid prescriptions for short-term pain to three days, and to prescribe the lowest effective dose possible. Arkansas Online, 11 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nondrug was in 1850

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“Nondrug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


non·​drug (ˈ)nän-ˈdrəg How to pronounce nondrug (audio)
: not relating to, being, or employing drugs
nondrug treatment
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