- 1A medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body: a new drug aimed at sufferers from Parkinson’s diseaseMore example sentences
- The retailing of antibiotics, anti-virus drugs and herbal medicines capable of reducing heat skyrocketed.
- Lower doses of the drug result in analgesic effects, while increasing doses will produce amnesic effects.
- Antidepressant and sedative drugs gave troublesome side effects and only temporary relief.
- 1.1A substance taken for its narcotic or stimulant effects, often illegally: [as modifier]: a drug addict • figurative mass adoration is a highly addictive drugMore example sentences
- The use of illegal drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin has increased exponentially, most dramatically among the young.
- It is grown to produce the narcotic drugs hashish and marijuana, made primarily from its female flowers.
- Crack cocaine is a potent hard crystalline form of cocaine, the addictive drug derived from the coca plant and used as a stimulant.
verb (drugs, drugging, drugged)[with object] Back to top
- 1Administer a drug to (someone) in order to induce stupor or insensibility: they were drugged to keep them quietMore example sentences
anesthetize, narcotize; poison; knock out, stupefy• informal dopeadulterate, contaminate, lace, poison• informal stoned, coked, high (as a kite), doped, tripping, spaced out, wasted, wrecked, blitzed, baked
- Would this be the same doctor that keeps drugging me?
- She was obviously drugged still from the poison.
- Perhaps the best acting (or overacting as the case may be) came from Henry Silva, who played a truly evil villain, one who enjoys his torture and drugging people.
- 1.1Add a drug to (food or drink): he drugged their coffeeMore example sentences
- He is accused of killing more than 20 young Western backpackers across Asia, usually by drugging their food or drink, in the 1970s and 1980s.
- Stephanie drugs Ellie's drink and leaves her vulnerable with a group of men
- Repeatedly drugging his food and disregarding any positive assertion from his new ‘neighbour,’ Shawn meets his demise when his gun prevents Victor even from committing suicide.
- 1.2 [no object] • informal Take illegally obtained drugs: fifteen years of drinking and drugging she was convinced he was out drinking and druggingMore example sentences
- The action opens with Vince drinking and drugging his way through an evening in a drab Michigan motel room.
- She was convinced he was out drinking and drugging it up, trying to lure her son into a life of crime.
- • informal Take illegal drugs.More example sentences
- Those convicted will have to demonstrate their commitment not to do drugs, but no drug testing will be involved.
- I love my mum and my family and I don't think I really did when I was doing drugs.
- At the start I was just doing drugs at the weekend, but then I moved on to smoking cannabis at school.
- Under the influence of or habitually taking illegal drugs.More example sentences
- All meetings about children who may be on drugs should have a drug worker present.
- I have a low opinion of myself, I'm angry at life and I'm somebody I don't want to be when I'm on drugs.
- How do you know he wasn't on drugs?
Middle English: from Old French drogue, possibly from Middle Dutch droge vate, literally 'dry vats', referring to the contents (i.e., dry goods).