• A few items unearthed at Jamestown which were used by doctors and apothecaries. Included are drug jars, ointment pot, bleeding bowl, mortar and pestle fragments, glass vials, and portions of surgical instruments
    A few items unearthed at Jamestown which were used by doctors and apothecaries. Included are drug jars, ointment pot, bleeding bowl, mortar and pestle fragments, glass vials, and portions of surgical instruments
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drug administer a drug to "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"
    • v drug use recreational drugs
    • n drug a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first drug to be sold in the form of a tablet is Aspirin
    • n Drug A drudge (?).
    • Drug Any animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the composition of medicines. "Whence merchants bring
      Their spicy drugs ."
    • Drug Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand; -- used often in the phrase “a drug on the market”. "But sermons are mere drugs .""And virtue shall a drug become."
    • Drug any stuff used in dyeing or in chemical operations.
    • Drug any substance having psychological effects, such as a narcotic, stimulant, or hallucinogenic agent, especially habit-forming and addictive substances, sold or used illegally; as, a drug habit; a drug treatment program; a teenager into drugs; a drug bust; addicted to drugs; high on drugs. "They [smaller and poorer nations] have lined up to recount how drug trafficking and consumption have corrupted their struggling economies and societies and why they are hard pressed to stop it."
    • Drug any substance intended for use in the treatment, prevention, diagnosis, or cure of disease, especially one listed in the official pharmacopoeia published by a national authority.
    • Drug 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.""Drug thy memories, lest thou learn it."
    • Drug To dose to excess with, or as with, drugs. "With pleasure drugged , he almost longed for woe."
    • v. i Drug drŭg To drudge; to toil laboriously. "To drugge and draw."
    • v. i Drug To prescribe or administer drugs or medicines.
    • Drug To tincture with something offensive or injurious. "Drugged as oft,
      With hatefullest disrelish writhed their jaws."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1897, Bayer, who is the makers of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin
    • n drug Any vegetable, animal, or mineral substance used in the composition or preparation of medicines; hence, also, any ingredient used in chemical preparations employed in the arts.
    • n drug A thing which has lost its value, and is no longer wanted; specifically, a commodity that is not salable, especially from overproduction: as, a drug in the market (the phrase in which the word is generally used).
    • drug To mix with drugs; narcotize or make poisonous, as a beverage, by mixture with a drug: as, to drug wine (in order to render the person who drinks it insensible).
    • drug To dose to excess with drugs or medicines.
    • drug To administer narcotics or poisons to; render insensible with or as with a narcotic or anesthetic drug; deaden: as, he was drugged and then robbed.
    • drug To surfeit; disgust.
    • drug To prescribe or administer drugs or medicines, especially to excess.
    • n drug A drudge.
    • n drug Same as drogue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The hormone replacement drug "Premarin" is made from the urine of pregnant horses
    • n Drug drug any substance used in the composition of medicine: an article that cannot be sold, generally owing to overproduction
    • v.t Drug to mix or season with drugs: to dose to excess
    • v.i Drug to prescribe drugs or medicines:—pr.p. drug′ging; pa.p. drugged
    • n Drug drug (Shak.) a drudge.
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  • Hunter S. Thompson
    “I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.”
  • Norman Cousins
    “Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is.”
  • George F. Will
    “Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes”
  • Marie E. Eschenbach
    Marie E. Eschenbach
    “I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.”
  • Salvador Dali
    “Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.”
  • Jeremy P. Johnson
    Jeremy P. Johnson
    “Drugs are reality's legal loopholes.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. drogue, prob. fr. D. droog,; akin to E. dry,; thus orig., dry substance, hers, plants, or wares. See Dry


In literature:

Know the location of the nearest meat markets, bakeries, groceries, and drug stores.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
I got to go to the drug-store and get some chloroform liniment.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
I was exhausted and drugged with lack of sleep.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
There are hellish drugs down there.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
This is the effect of a drug, but of no ordinary drug.
"Lords of the Housetops" by Various
The shock of the cold water brought the drugged Harmon to his senses.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
And I think the chemical problem on which he was working aimed for some drug.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
There is really no vital difference between unhealthy, solitary brooding on a given subject and drugging the mind with hashish.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
In order to gain the best results from this drug, it should be administered with the idea of rapidly saturating the system.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
There was no physician, no drug, in the isolated little town.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking

In poetry:

News, first meant for state physicians,
Deeply skill'd in courtly drugs;
Now whan a' are politicians,
Just to set folks by the lugs.
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
He drugs the heedless conscience, till,
No wary watch it keeps,
And parleys with the treacherous heart,
While fast the warder sleeps.
"Beechenbrook - VII" by Margaret Junkin Preston
I mixed my words with searing scorn,
And turned and told him plain,
Of how I found him stupid, drugged,
With dull and sluggish brain.
"Arnold Rode Behind" by Roderic Quinn
Is Faith then but a drug for sleep,
And Hope a fondly soothing friend
That bids us, when it sees us weep,
Wait for the End that hath no end?
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
So drugged with sleep and dreams, that you
Expect to see her gliding by,--
Hummed round of bees, through blossoms spilling dew,--
The Spirit of July.
"The Willow Bottom" by Madison Julius Cawein
Jim raided the settlers' drug store,
And shouted, "Hand up, Hiram Perkins."
No bullets he'd got, so some pickles he shot,
And riddled a carcase of girkins.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Drug maker Purdue Pharma is giving a $1 million grant to the state of Florida to help fund the state's prescription drug monitoring program , the company said Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved an oral painkiller made by Perrigo, the drug maker said Wednesday.
Has received Food and Drug Administration approval for its 505(b)(2) New Drug Application (NDA) for morphine sulfate oral solution.
Federal drug authorities raided a pair of medical marijuana collectives in Anderson and Mount Shasta today, according the Drug Enforcement Administration.
New drugs for breast cancer and multiple myeloma won approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Friday, expanding options for patients in advanced stages of those diseases.
(NEWSER) – All you need is drugs, drugs, drugs.
A state agency charged with combating prescription drug abuse failed to spot hundreds of thousands of questionable prescriptions for drugs like OxyContin and Ambien, a new audit charged.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new oral formulation of palonosetron (Drug information on palonosetron) hydrochloride (Aloxi) for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).
However, an addictive disorder does not develop in every person who uses alcohol (Drug information on alcohol) or abuses an illicit drug.
In 2004, Pfizer, the world's largest drug company, agreed to plead guilty and pay more than $430 million to settle charges it had illegally marketed the epilepsy drug Neurontin for unapproved uses.
The Food and Drug Administration today approved the first nonprescription drug to treat vaginal yeast infections, which strike nearly three-fourths of all women at least once in their lives.
New Jersey Gov Chris Christie visits The Rescue Mission of Trenton to tour the facility and outline the details of his initiative for mandatory drug treatment for non-violent , drug-addicted offenders on Thursday, March 1, 2012.
Check out the video of his interview on Good Morning America where he says he is clean from drugs, with exception of of this one drug called "Charlie Sheen".
The session allowed students to see what street drugs look like and also included a video presentation on drug and alcohol addiction.
EPA seems to view business in the same light as the Drug Enforcement Administration views drug smugglers.

In science:

In fact, the pair enzyme/substrate have undergone milions of years of evolution in order to display the required features, and consequently the more similar the drug is to the substrate, the lower the probability that it interferes with other cellular processes.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
This fact suggests that peptides with the same sequence as LES could be used at profit as drugs.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
One of the main problems related to conventional inhibitor-drugs is the phenomenon of resistance of the lattice designed protein S36 .
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Proteins displaying mutations which arise, as a rule, due to the large inaccuracy of genetic regulation associated with retroviruses, that is, viruses which carry their genetic information in a single RNA strand, profit from mutations in the target site of the drug.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
The possibility of developing non-conventional drugs in actual situations is tantamount to being able to determine the LES of a given protein.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design