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# {{pharmacology}} A substance, often addictive, which affects the [[central nervous system]].
 
# {{pharmacology}} A substance, often addictive, which affects the [[central nervous system]].
 
# A chemical or substance, not necessarily for medical purposes, that alters the way the mind or body works.
 
# A chemical or substance, not necessarily for medical purposes, that alters the way the mind or body works.
# An [[illegal drug]].
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# A drug, especially illegal, taken for recreational use.
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#*'''1971''': We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the '''drugs''' began to take hold. — Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'' (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 3)
   
 
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Revision as of 18:33, 10 March 2007

English

Pronunciation

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Etymology

Template:F. drogue, probably from Template:D. droog; akin to English dry; thus origin, "dry substance", "herbs", "plants", or "wares".

Noun

drug (plural drugs)

  1. Template:pharmacology Substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose.
  2. Template:pharmacology A substance, often addictive, which affects the central nervous system.
  3. A chemical or substance, not necessarily for medical purposes, that alters the way the mind or body works.
  4. A drug, especially illegal, taken for recreational use.
    • 1971: We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. — Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 3)

Translations

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Derived terms

Verb

drug (third-person singular simple present drugs, present participle drugging, simple past and past participle drugged)

  1. Template:transitive To administer intoxicating drugs to, generally without the recipient's knowledge or consent.
    She suddenly felt strange, and only then realized she'd been drugged.
  2. Template:transitive To add intoxicating drugs to with the intention of drugging someone.
    She suddenly felt strange. She realized her drink must have been drugged.

Translations

Verb

drug

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    You look like someone drug you behind a horse for half a mile.

Usage notes

In British English, this is incorrect; the correct past tense of drag is dragged.

Random House says that "drug" is "nonstandard" as the past tense of drag. Merriam-Webster once ruled that "drug" in this construction was "illiterate" but have since upgraded it to "dialect". The lexicographers of New World, American Heritage, and Oxford make no mention of this word.

References

drug in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


Bosnian

Noun

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  1. A male friend.
    Petar je moj drug. (Peter is my friend.)
  2. A comrade, especially among Partisans during World War II.
    Drug Valter je raznio voz. (Comrade Valter blew up the train.)
  3. Used to address people, especially during communism in Yugoslavia.
    Druže nastavniče, kada nam počinje čas? (Comrade teacher, when will our class begin?)

Declension

singular plural
nominative drug drugovi
genitive druga drugova
dative drugu drugovima
accusative druga drugove
vocative druže drugovi
instrumental drugom drugovima
locative drugu drugovima

Croatian

Noun

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  1. friend

Synonyms


Romanian

Etymology

From a Slavic language, compare drog

Noun

drug f and m

  1. pole, stick

Serbian

Noun

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  1. A male friend.
    Petar je moj drug. (Peter is my friend.)
  2. A comrade, especially among Partisans during World War II.
    Drug Valter je razneo voz. (Comrade Valter blew up the train.)
  3. Used to address people, especially during communism in Yugoslavia.
    Druže nastavniče, kada nam počinje čas? (Comrade teacher, when will our class begin?)

Declension

singular plural
nominative drug drugovi
genitive druga drugova
dative drugu drugovima
accusative druga drugove
vocative druže drugovi
instrumental drugom drugovima
locative drugu drugovima

See also