Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  2. (verb, body) administer a drug to
  3. (verb, consumption) use recreational drugs

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Synonyms of Drug

do drugs, dose

Origin of the word Drug

  1. early 14c., "medicine," from O.Fr. drogue, perhaps from M.Du. or M.L.G. droge-vate "dry barrels," with first element mistaken as word for the contents (see dry goods), or because medicines mostly consisted of dried herbs. Application to "narcotics and opiates" is 1883, though association with "poisons" is 1500s. The verb is from c.1600. Druggie first… more

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