Synonyms for drug


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : druhg
Phonetic Transcription : drʌg

Top 10 synonyms for drug Other synonyms for the word drug

Définition of drug

Origin :
  • late 14c. (early 14c. in Anglo-French), "medicine, chemical ingredients," from Old French droge "supply, stock, provision" (14c.), of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German droge-vate "dry barrels," or droge waere, literally "dry wares," but specifically drugs and spices, with first element mistaken as word for the contents (see dry goods), or because medicines mostly consisted of dried herbs.
  • Cf. Latin species, in Late Latin "wares," then specialized to "spices" (French épice, English spice). The same source produced Italian and Spanish droga, Swedish drog.
  • Application to "narcotics and opiates" is late 19c., though association with "poisons" is 1500s. Druggie first recorded 1968. To be a drug on or in the market (mid-17c.) is of doubtful connection and may be a different word, perhaps a play on drag, which was sometimes drug c.1240-1800.
  • noun medication
  • verb put under influence of medication
Example sentences :
  • That they would use the drug to excess there can be no doubt, and that is the main point.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 » by Various
  • I am sending this message from the drug store around the corner.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • A swarm surrounded the drug store, the glass door of which stood open.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Mr. Graham, if you'll teach me the drug business I'll work for you for nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Then I could drug him and we could carry him off at the lock and put him in a cell.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings
  • As they were passing the drug store they saw two girls going in.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • But what are we going to do when we get on the roof of the drug store?
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • They found quite a crowd in front of the "Emporium," as the drug store was called.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • The hall, where the dance was being held, was over the drug store.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • There comes a time when common-sense is a drug in the market.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr

Antonyms for drug

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