Results for: drug
1. (Medicine / Pharmacology) any synthetic, semisynthetic, or natural chemical substance used in the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease, or for other medical reasons Related adj pharmaceutical
2. (Law / Recreational Drugs) a chemical substance, esp a narcotic, taken for the pleasant effects it produces
(Business / Commerce)
drug on the market a commodity available in excess of the demands of the market
vb drugs, drugging, drugged (tr)
1. (Cookery) to mix a drug with (food, drink, etc.)
2. (Medicine / Pharmacology) to administer a drug to
3. (Medicine / Pharmacology) to stupefy or poison with or as if with a drug Related prefix pharmaco-
[from Old French drogue, probably of Germanic origin]
drug /drg/ n. 1 a medication: The doctor gave the patient a new drug. 2 a narcotic, esp. an illegal one: Cocaine is a hard drug. 3 on drugs: addicted to, or under the influence of, drugs: She is on drugs for the pain.
v. [T] drugged, drugging, drugs to place under the influence of a drug: The kidnapper drugged his victim to keep her quiet.||He kept her <adj.> drugged (up).
Thesaurus: drug n. 1 a medicine, pill, prescription, remedy 2 dope | pills.