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Pronunciation

Etymology

From French drogue, probably from Dutch droog; akin to English dry; thus origin, “dry substance”, “herbs”, “plants”, or “wares”.

Noun

Singular
drug

Plural
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  1. (pharmacology) A 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, which alters the way the mind or body works.
  4. A substance, especially one which is illegal, ingested for recreational use.
    • 1971, Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Harper Perennial 2005 edition, p. 3,
      We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

Translations

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Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to drug

Third person singular
drug

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
g

to drug (third-person singular simple present drug, present participle g, simple past and past participle 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.
  2. (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

Verb

drug

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Simple past tense and past participle of drag.
    You look like someone drug you behind a horse for half a mile.
Usage notes
  • In British English, this is incorrect; the correct past tense of drag is dragged.
  • It is characteristic of Southern US English.
  • Random House says that drug is "nonstandard" as the past tense of drag. Merriam-Webster once ruled that drug in this construction was "illiterate" but have since upgraded it to "dialect". The lexicographers of New World, American Heritage, and Oxford make no mention of this word.

References


Bosnian

Noun

drug m (plural drugovi)

  1. friend
  2. comrade

Declension

Declension of drug Singular Plural
Nominative drug drugovi
Genitive druga drugova
Dative drugu drugovima
Accusative druga drugove
Vocative druže drugovi
Instrumental drugom drugovima
Locative drugu drugovima



Croatian

Noun

drug m (plural drugovi)

  1. friend
  2. comrade (especially in communist Yugoslavia)

Declension

Synonyms


Romanian

Noun

drug m. (plural drugi)

  1. pole, stick

Noun

drug n. (plural druguri)


Serbian

Noun

drug m. (plural drugovi) (Cyrillic spelling друг)

  1. friend
  2. comrade

Declension

Declension of drug Singular Plural
Nominative drug drugovi
Genitive druga drugova
Dative drugu drugovima
Accusative druga drugove
Vocative druže drugovi
Instrumental drugom drugovima
Locative drugu drugovima

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