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noun 
  1. (pharmacology) 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, that alters the way the mind or body works.
  4. A drug, especially illegal, taken for recreational use.
    • 1971: We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. " Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 3)
Translations: 
  • French: drogue(fr)f
  • German: Rauschmittel(de, Droge, f, n(de, Rauschgift), {{t+, de)n
  • Spanish: droga(es)f
verb (drug, g, ed)
  1. (transitive) To administer intoxicating drugs to, generally without the recipient's knowledge or consent.
She suddenly felt strange, and only then realized she'd been drugged.
  1. (transitive) To add intoxicating drugs to with the intention of drugging someone.
She suddenly felt strange. She realized her drink must have been drugged.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: drogar(es)
Etymology: (term, drogue, lang=fr), probably from (term, droog, lang=nl); akin to English (term, dry); thus origin, "dry substance", "herbs", "plants", or "wares".


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