soft drug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soft drug a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
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Usage

In literature:

A drug store stood on the corner; its bright, soft light shone upon them.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
A soft whisper hummed in the turbid atmosphere, and the odor was a composite of many odors as in a drug shop.
"Mother" by Maksim Gorky
But in spite of the giveaway, Ingolby was getting them where they were soft-fairly drugging them with good news.
"The World For Sale, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
My food had been drugged, and my enforced inactivity had made my sinews soft like a woman's.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Margot and Dorothy breathed softly, each a peace-drugged column of bedclothes.
"Non-combatants and Others" by Rose Macaulay
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In news:

A government analysis of more than 100 soft drinks and other beverages turned up five with levels of cancer-causing benzene that exceed federal drinking-water standards, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
No safety concerns have arisen from tests for the cancer-causing chemical benzene in soft drinks, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.
The drug would compete with GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)'s Votrient, a kidney-cancer pill that won approval April 26 for expanded use on patients with soft-tissue sarcomas who have had chemotherapy.
Dollar sales in the carbonated soft drink (CSD) category totaled $18.3 billion for food, drug and mass merchandise retailers including Walmart for the 52 weeks ending April 14, according to data from Nielsen, New York City.
Need to separate hard and soft drug markets.
DRUG POSSESSION, EAST BRIDGE STREET: A motorist did not help matters by telling police he had "soft hands.".
If you believe Roger Ailes, the Republican media consultant, the Democrats are - there they go again - soft on crime and drugs and maybe a bit crooked, too.
These drugs appear to chemically weaken soft tissues.
Hard on Drug Execs, Soft on Dictators.
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