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# {{pharmacology}} Substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom{{,}} or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose.
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# {{pharmacology}} A [[substance]] used to treat an [[illness]], relieve a [[symptom]], or modify a [[chemical]] [[process]] in the [[body]] for a specific purpose.
# {{pharmacology}} A substance, often addictive, which affects the [[central nervous system]].
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# {{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.
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# A chemical or substance, not necessarily for [[medical]] purposes, which alters the way the [[mind]] or body works.
# A drug, especially [[illegal]], taken for [[recreational]] use.
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# A substance, especially one which is [[illegal]], [[ingest]]ed 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)
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#* '''1971''', [[w:Hunter S. Thompson|Hunter S. Thompson]], ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'', Harper Perennial 2005 edition, p. 3,
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#*: We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the '''drugs''' began to take hold.
   
 
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Revision as of 15:30, 29 July 2008

English

Pronunciation

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 A 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, which alters the way the mind or body works.
  4. A substance, especially one which is illegal, ingested for recreational use.
    • 1971, Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Harper Perennial 2005 edition, p. 3,
      We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

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

  1. Template:US past tense of drag
    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


Bosnian

Noun

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  1. friend
  2. comrade

Declension

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Croatian

Noun

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  1. friend
  2. comrade (especially in communist Yugoslavia)

Declension

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Synonyms


Romanian

Noun

drug ? (plural drugi)

  1. pole, stick

Noun

drug ? (plural druguri)

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Serbian

Noun

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  1. friend
  2. comrade

Declension

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