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drug British & World English

A medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body

drug English Thesaurus

drugs prescribed by doctors can be extremely hazardous if misused

drug bust British & World English

A seizure of illegal drugs by the police or other law-enforcement agency

drug-free British & World English

(Of a place) where no illegal drugs are used

drug mule British & World English

A person who transports illegal drugs by swallowing them or concealing them in a body cavity

drug test British & World English

A test performed on blood or urine to determine the presence or absence of proscribed drugs and used especially to detect athletes using performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids

drug abuse British & World English

The habitual taking of illegal drugs

drug addict British & World English

A person who is addicted to an illegal drug

drug baron British & World English

A person who controls an organization dealing in illegal drugs

drug squad British & World English

A division of a police force investigating crimes involving illegal drugs

orphan drug British & World English

A synthetic pharmaceutical which remains commercially undeveloped

street drug British & World English

A drug sold illegally and used for its mood-altering, stimulant, or sedative effects

truth drug British & World English

A drug supposedly able to induce a state in which a person answers questions truthfully

date-rape drug British & World English

A drug that causes temporary loss of memory or inhibition, surreptitiously given to someone in order to facilitate rape or sexual abuse

designer drug British & World English

A synthetic analogue of a legally restricted or prohibited drug, devised to circumvent drug laws

drug-driving British & World English

The action or offence of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, typically ones that are illegal

drug-related British & World English

Associated with or caused by drugs, typically those obtained illegally

gateway drug British & World English

A drug which supposedly leads the user on to more addictive or dangerous drugs

class A drug British & World English

An illegal narcotic drug classified as being of the most harmful and addictive (or a less harmful and addictive) kind, possession or sale of which incurs corresponding legal penalties

lifestyle drug British & World English

A pharmaceutical product characterized as improving the quality of life rather than alleviating or curing disease

dangerous British & World English

(Of a drug) addictive or otherwise harmful or illegal

prodrug British & World English

A biologically inactive compound which can be metabolized in the body to produce a drug

polydrug British & World English

Relating to or denoting the use of several, typically illegal, drugs together

class A drug in class British & World English

An illegal narcotic drug classified as being of the most harmful and addictive (or a less harmful and addictive) kind, possession or sale of which incurs corresponding legal penalties

class A or B or C drug in class British & World English

An illegal narcotic drug classified as being of the most harmful and addictive (or a less harmful and addictive) kind, possession or sale of which incurs corresponding legal penalties


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