Definitions for: Drug

[n] a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
[v] administer a drug to; "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"
[v] use recreational drugs

Webster (1913) Definition: Drug, v. i. [See 1st Drudge.]
To drudge; to toil laboriously. [Obs.] ``To drugge and
draw.'' --Chaucer.

Drug, n.
A drudge (?). --Shak. (Timon iv. 3, 253).

Drug, n. [F. drogue, prob. fr. D. droog; akin to E. dry;
thus orig., dry substance, hers, plants, or wares. See
1. Any animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the
composition of medicines; any stuff used in dyeing or in
chemical operations.

Whence merchants bring

Their spicy drugs. --Milton.

2. Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an
article of slow sale, or in no demand. ``But sermons are
mere drugs.'' --Fielding.

And virtue shall a drug become. --Dryden.

Drug, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drugged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Drugging.] [Cf. F. droguer.]
To prescribe or administer drugs or medicines. --B. Jonson.

Drug, v. t.
1. To affect or season with drugs or ingredients; esp., to
stupefy by a narcotic drug. Also Fig.

The laboring masses . . . [were] drugged into
brutish good humor by a vast system of public
spectacles. --C. Kingsley.

Drug thy memories, lest thou learn it. --Tennyson.

2. To tincture with something offensive or injurious.

Drugged as oft, With hatefullest disrelish writhed
their jaws. --Milton.

3. To dose to excess with, or as with, drugs.

With pleasure drugged, he almost longed for woe.

Synonyms: do drugs, dose

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