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Synonyms of drug in English:


  • 1 drugs prescribed by doctors can be extremely hazardous if misused
    medicine, medical drug, medication, medicament;
    remedy, cure, antidote;
    cure-all, panacea;
    potion, elixir
    informal magic bullet
    archaic physic
  • 2 she was obviously under the influence of drugs or booze
    narcotic, stimulant, hallucinogen, addictive drug, recreational drug, illegal drug, substance
    informal dope, junk, gear, stuff, downer, upper
    vulgar slang shit
  • verb

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  • 1 he was drugged and bundled into the boot of a car
    anaesthetize, give an anaesthetic to, narcotize, give drugs to, give narcotics to, give opiates to, poison;
    knock out, make/render unconscious, make/render insensible, stupefy, befuddle
    informal dope
  • 2 she had drugged his coffee
    add drugs to, tamper with, adulterate, contaminate, poison
    informal dope, spike, lace, slip a Mickey Finn into, doctor
  • Word links

    narco-, pharmaco- related prefixes, as in narcoterrorism
    pharmaceutical relating to drugs
    pharmacology branch of medicine to do with drugs
    pharmacophobia fear of drugs
    pharmacy (British ), chemist's (British ), drugstore (North American ) shop selling drugs
    pharmacist (British ), chemist (British ), druggist (North American ) seller of drugs
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