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A medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body
“This drug is often used initially to treat postoperative pain in France, before a switch to oral analgesic drugs.”
A substance taken for its narcotic or stimulant effects, often illegally
“The canine cops were introduced in a bid to prevent drug abuse as well as possible trafficking of illegal drugs on in-patient units.”
Put under influence of medication
“I think one of the hardest parts for my mother was fighting off all the well-intentioned people who tried to drug me.”
To administer intoxicating drugs to, generally without the recipient's knowledge or consent
“He had drugged her drink.”
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