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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb drug:

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Definition of the noun drug

What does drug mean as a name of something?

Drug is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: drugs

  1. a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

Alternative definition of the noun drug


  1. [pharmacology] A substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose.
  2. [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.

Definition of the verb drug

What does drug mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: drugged, drugging

  1. administer a drug to
  2. use recreational drugs

Alternative definition of the verb drug


  1. [transitive] To administer intoxicating drugs to, generally without the recipient's knowledge or consent.
  2. [transitive] To add intoxicating drugs to with the intention of drugging someone.
  3. [context: Southern US] [past of drag]


Drug a.k.a. Gurd is a fictional character from 1963 film Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors.

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"Drug" is a musical album of Drug.


Drug is a record label.

Phrases with Drug

Phrases starting with the word Drug:

  1. Drug Dog
  2. drug war
  3. drug bust
  4. drug lord
  5. Drug test
  6. drug user
  7. drug-free
  8. drug abuse
  9. drug baron
  10. drug addict
  11. drug cartel

Phrases ending with the word Drug:

  1. hug drug
  2. Sex Drug
  3. club drug
  4. hard drug
  5. Love Drug
  6. soft drug
  7. sulfa drug
  8. truth drug
  9. cancer drug

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Drug

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Google previewThe Law on Medicines (2012)

Volume 1 A Comprehensive Guide by H.S. Harrison

'Proprietary veterinary drug means a veterinary drug which is a proprietary medicinal product; (1983/1727)...

The difference between a proprietary veterinary drug and a 'ready-made veterinary drug is that the former is a ...

Google previewAehlert's EMT-basic Study Guide (1998)

by Barbara Aehlert

A drug is a chemical substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. Elimination is the...

Google previewPharmacology - E-Book (2014)

Principles and Applications by Eugenia M. Fulcher, Robert M. Fulcher, Cathy Dubeansky Soto

An OTC drug is a medication, and as such, the consumer must use it as the FDA has approved it for OTC use. Educating the patient to follow directions is an important element in the safe use of OTC drugs. See Table 1-1 for the role of the FDA ...

Google previewAn Introduction to the US Health Care System (2007)

Sixth Edition by Steven Jonas, MD,MPH, FACPM, Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH, Karen Goldsteen, PhD, MPH

A recreational drug is a chemical compound that alters the user's mood by providing diversion, relaxation, heightened sensation or other enjoyment or pleasure. enrollment: The process by which an individual and family become a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

ADDICTION Drug/substance abuse Acute Dependence Alcoholism Animal Models of Behavior: Alcohol Addiction Antisocial Substance Dependence Brain Imaging and Addiction Brain Stimulation and Addiction Cellular Plasticity in Cocaine ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

Pronunciation: em-dee-a Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number: 4764-17- 4 Formal Names: Amphedoxamine, 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine Informal Names: Chocolate Mescaline, Hug Drug, Love, Love Pill, Mellow Drug of America ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Sedatromine Drug containing more than one substance whereof one under international control: Phenobarbital. Sedatropine Drug containing more than one substance whereof one under international control: Phenobarbital. Sedavier ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1979)

Volume 12 - Pattern Recognition: Structural Description Languages to Reliability of Computer Systems by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

The different curves show drug administration by the oral route (Q) and intraperitoneal route (x) and test aggregations of one mouse (...), five mice (- -), and nine mice ( ). or other effect (EDg,). The elaborate calculations required can be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Schizophrenia (2014)

Focus on Management Options by W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, Ian P. Stolerman

drug dose for an adequate time period” (Klein and Davis 6). It then seems that the ex‐planation ofthe effects of antipsychotic drugs by the ...

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Drug Use in Young People - British Sign Language

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Quotes about Drug

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War. (Michael Badnarik)
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Scrabble value of D2R1U1G2

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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