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Definition 1: a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic - [noun denoting artifact]

(drug is a kind of ...) a substance that exerts some force or effect

(... is a kind of drug ) drug to treat impotence attributable to erectile dysfunction

(... is a kind of drug ) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that causes miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye)

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate; used to aid eye examinations

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug (trade name Trental) used to treat claudication; believed to increase the flexibility of red blood cells so they can flow through the blood vessels to the legs and feet

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions

(... is a kind of drug ) a chemical substance that can influence human consciousness

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that relaxes and relieves tension

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that induces sleep

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that suppresses appetite

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that augments the activity of another drug

(... is a kind of drug ) a pesticide or drug containing arsenic

(... is a kind of drug ) drug (trade name Lorfan) that is related to morphine but that counteracts the respiratory depression produced by morphine poisoning but without affecting its analgesic effects

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that can produce a state of intoxication

(... is a kind of drug ) when the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees

"generic drugs are usually cheaper than brand-name drugs"

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion

(... is a kind of drug ) (biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug (or other chemical agent) that is effective against syphilis

(... is a kind of drug ) a class of drugs that block the action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF); used in cases of rheumatoid arthritis because TNF instigates inflammation of the joints

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that has a trade name and is protected by a patent (can be produced and sold only by the company holding the patent)

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that causes dilation

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug used to increase a woman's fertility

(... is a kind of drug ) trade name of a drug rich in iron; used to treat some types of anemia

(... is a kind of drug ) trade name of a drug rich in iron; used to treat some kinds of anemia

(... is a kind of drug ) a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction

(... is a kind of drug ) any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water

(... is part of drug) a collection or stock of drugs

(drug is the domain which ... is member of) (used of drugs) not capable of being injected

(drug is the domain which ... is member of) (used of drugs) capable of being injected

(drug is the domain which ... is member of) (of drugs) not protected by trademark

"`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'"

(drug is the domain which ... is member of) increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)

"potentiate the drug"

(drug is the domain which ... is member of) a remedy (drug or therapy or preventive) that cures or prevents a disease

"there is no magic bullet against cancer"

(drug is the domain which ... is member of) hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance

(drug is the domain which ... is member of) transport of a substance (as a protein or drug) across a cell membrane against the concentration gradient; requires an expenditure of energy

(drug is the domain which ... is member of) a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)

(drug is the domain which ... is member of) (of drugs) through the mouth rather than through injection; by mouth

"he was administered the drug orally"

Definition 2: administer a drug to - [verb of body]

Samples where drug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They drugged the kidnapped tourist

Synonyms for drug in the sense of this definition

(drug is a kind of ...) treat medicinally, treat with medicine

(... is a kind of drug ) administer an anesthetic drug to

"The patient must be anesthetized before the operation" "anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth"

(... is a kind of drug ) give a narcotic to

"The athletes were dope by the coach before the race"

(... is a kind of drug ) dose too heavily

"The rock star overdosed and was found dead in his hotel room"

(... is a kind of drug ) administer narcotics to

(... is a kind of drug ) administer poison to

"She poisoned her husband but he did not die"

(drug belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 3: use recreational drugs - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for drug in the sense of this definition

(drug is a kind of ...) take or consume (regularly or habitually)

"She uses drugs rarely"

(... is a kind of drug ) take by injection

"inject heroin"

(... is a kind of drug ) inhale through the nose

(... is a kind of drug ) use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

(... is a kind of drug ) take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth

"She dropped acid when she was a teenager"

(... is a kind of drug ) take drugs to improve one's athletic performance

(drug causes ...) get high, stoned, or drugged

"He trips every weekend"

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