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a. A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication.
b. Such a substance as recognized or defined by the US Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
2. A chemical substance, such as a narcotic or hallucinogen, that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addiction.
3. Obsolete A chemical or dye.
tr.v. drugged, drug·ging, drugs
a. To administer a drug to, especially to treat pain or induce anesthesia.
b. To give a drug to, especially surreptitiously, in order to induce stupor.
2. To poison or mix (food or drink) with a drug.

[Middle English drogge, from Old French drogue, drug, perhaps from Middle Dutch droge (vate), dry (cases), pl. of drog, dry.]


Medicine. a substance added to a medicinal preparation to assist the action of the principal ingredient.
an obsession with alcohol.
1. apharmacy.
2. a pharmacist.
a condition of chronic poisoning caused by excessive use of barbiturates.
1. addiction to marijuana.
2. a toxic condition caused by excessive use of marijuana.
the introduction of drugs into the body by means of an electric current.
a condition caused by the habitual use of chloroform.
a toxic condition owing to excessive use of cinchona and marked by headache, dizziness, and ringing in the ears. Also called quininism, quinism.
a branch of pharmacology that studies cinchona and its derivatives, as quinine and quinidine. Also called quinology.
the condition of being addicted to cocaine.
a toxic condition caused by smoking cubeb or Java pepper, formerly dried and crushed for medicinal purposes.
Obsolete Pharmacy. a mixture of four medicines in syrup or honey.
dosiology. See also measurement; radiation. — dosimetrist, n. — dosimetric, dosimetrical, adj.
the study and determination of the doses in which medicines should be administered. Also called dosimetry.
a preparation consisting of pulverized medication mixed with honey.
a mania for ether.
a book or Hst of medicines, with formulas and instructions for their preparation.
any substance that stimulates the production and flow of milk. — galactopoietic, adj.
a substance that induces hallucinations. — hallucinogenic, adj.
tincture of opium or any preparation, especially in liquid form, in which opium is the main ingredient.
a mania for narcotics.
a pharmaceutical preparation in which precipitated matter is suspended in a watery substance. See also geology. — magmatic, adj.
an addiction to opium; opium eating. Also called meconophagism.
Rare. a treatise on the opium poppy.
the condition produced by the excessive use of morphine. — morphinist, n.
an addiction to and intense craving for morphine. Also morphinmania.
hypnosis with the aid of drugs.
an abnormal desire for drugs.
a condition of stupor or unconsciousness induced by drugs.
a form of treatment for mental illness that involves placing the patient under the influence of a narcotic.
1. the narcosis or narcoma induced by drugs.
2. an addiction to drugs.
an addiction to opium.
the habitual use of opium.
the excessive and habitual use of opium.
the science of pharmacy or pharmacology.
the division of pharmacology concerned with the action and breakdown of drugs in the body. — pharmacodynamic, pharmacodynamical, adj.
the branch of pharmacology that studies the composition, use, and history of drugs. — pharmacognosist, n. — pharmacognostic, adj.
the description of drugs and their effects.
the branch of medical science that studies the preparation, uses, and effects of drugs. — pharmacologist, n. — pharmacologic, pharmacological, adj.
the branch of medical science that studies drugs and medicinal preparations. — parmacopedic, adj.
an abnormal fear of drugs.
a book, usually of an official nature, containing a list of approved drugs and medicines, with information regarding their properties, preparation, and use. Also called antidotary.
2. a pharmacist’s stock of drugs.
an apothecary or pharmacist.
1. the art of preparing drugs and medicines, especially the discovery of new varieties.
2. the place where drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary.
3. a drug therapy. — pharmacist, n.
1. an excessive tendency to drink alcoholic beverages.
2. delirium tremens. Also called tromomania.
a medicine or other substance that causes or stimulates sweating. Also called diaphoretic, hidrotic.sudorific, adj.
the joint action of agents, as drugs, that, taken together, produce a greater effect than the sum of their individual effects. — synergistic, adj.
addietion to tobacco; poisoning from excessive use of tobacco. Also tobaccoism.
the habitual use of tea.
a compound of sixty-four drugs made into an electuary, formerly used as an antidote for poison. Also called Venice Treacle. — theriac, theriacal, therial, adj.
Pharmacy. a medicinal substance in soluble form, especially in a solution of alcohol.
an addietion to drugs, especially opium or cocaine.


drugs raid
nDrogenrazzia f
drugs ring
nDrogen(händler)ring m
drugs test
nDopingtest m
drugs testing
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On the other side of the house, old Roger Chillingworth arranged his study and laboratory: not such as a modern man of science would reckon even tolerably complete, but provided with a distilling apparatus and the means of compounding drugs and chemicals, which the practised alchemist knew well how to turn to purpose.
She cried, and screamed, and tore her hair, but she had nothing but a wrapper, and couldn't get away, and they kept her half insensible with drugs all the time, until she gave up.
The new Friederichsbad is a very large and beautiful building, and in it one may have any sort of bath that has ever been invented, and with all the additions of herbs and drugs that his ailment may need or that the physician of the establishment may consider a useful thing to put into the water.
I invested the whole of my capital, at one fell swoop, in advertisements, and purchased my drugs and my pill-boxes on credit.
I think I shall trade," said he, leaning back in his chair, "to the East Indies, for silks, shawls, spices, dyes, drugs, and precious woods.
He wandered a little longer, his voice growing weaker; but soon after I had given him his medicine, which he took like a child, with the remark, "If ever a seaman wanted drugs, it's me," he fell at last into a heavy, swoon-like sleep, in which I left him.
But, besides real diseases, we are subject to many that are only imaginary, for which the physicians have invented imaginary cures; these have their several names, and so have the drugs that are proper for them; and with these our female YAHOOS are always infested.
There were opiates for remorse, drugs that could lull the moral sense to sleep.
He took with him a bag in which were many instruments and drugs, "the ghastly paraphernalia of our beneficial trade," as he once called, in one of his lectures, the equipment of a professor of the healing craft.
Poyser to-night, inquiring particularly about her health, recommending her to strengthen herself with cold water as he did, and avoid all drugs.
He undid the burnished belt, and beneath this the cuirass and the belt of mail which the bronze-smiths had made; then, when he had seen the wound, he wiped away the blood and applied some soothing drugs which Chiron had given to Aesculapius out of the good will he bore him.
He informed him that much secrecy and caution must be observed in enterprises of the kind; that money is only to be dug for at night, with certain forms and ceremonies and burning of drugs, the repeating of mystic words, and, above all, that the seekers must first be provided with a divining rod,[3] which had the wonderful property of pointing to the very spot on the surface of the earth under which treasure lay hidden.