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  1. drug(verb)

    a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

  2. drug, dose(verb)

    administer a drug to

    "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"

  3. drug, do drugs(verb)

    use recreational drugs

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  1. Drug(n.)

    any substance intended for use in the treatment, prevention, diagnosis, or cure of disease, especially one listed in the official pharmacopoeia published by a national authority.

  2. Drug(n.)

    any substance having psychological effects, such as a narcotic, stimulant, or hallucinogenic agent, especially habit-forming and addictive substances, sold or used illegally; as, a drug habit; a drug treatment program; a teenager into drugs; a drug bust; addicted to drugs; high on drugs.

  3. Origin: [F. drogue, prob. fr. D. droog; akin to E. dry; thus orig., dry substance, hers, plants, or wares. See Dry.]

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  1. Drug(verb)

    to drudge; to toil laboriously

  2. Drug(noun)

    a drudge (?)

  3. Drug(noun)

    any animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the composition of medicines; any stuff used in dyeing or in chemical operations

  4. Drug(noun)

    any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand

  5. Drug(verb)

    to prescribe or administer drugs or medicines

  6. Drug(verb)

    to affect or season with drugs or ingredients; esp., to stupefy by a narcotic drug. Also Fig

  7. Drug(verb)

    to tincture with something offensive or injurious

  8. Drug(verb)

    to dose to excess with, or as with, drugs

  9. Origin: [See 1st Drudge.]

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  1. Drug

    A drug is a substance which may have medicinal, intoxicating, performance enhancing or other effects when taken or put into a human body or the body of another animal and is not considered a food or exclusively a food. What is considered a drug rather than a food varies between cultures, and distinctions between drugs and foods and between kinds of drug are enshrined in laws which vary between jurisdictions and aim to restrict or prevent drug use. Even within a jurisdiction, however, the status of a substance may be uncertain or contested with respect to both whether it is a drug and how it should be classified if at all. There is no single, precise definition, as there are different meanings in drug control law, government regulations, medicine, and colloquial usage. In pharmacology, a drug is "a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being." Drugs may be prescribed for a limited duration, or on a regular basis for chronic disorders. Recreational drugs are chemical substances that affect the central nervous system, such as opioids or hallucinogens. They may be used for perceived beneficial effects on perception, consciousness, personality, and behavior. Some drugs can cause addiction and/or habituation.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drug' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2065

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drug' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2869

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drug' in Nouns Frequency: #429


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