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Definitions of drugged

drugged  (drʌɡd) 



  1. (of food or drink) having had a substance added to it in order to stupefy or poison the person consuming it   ⇒ A tourist was robbed after being given a drugged orange.
  2. under the influence of sedatives or narcotics   ⇒ Distressed and drugged patients are rarely able to pay close attention to changes in their emotions and behaviour.,   ⇒ harvesting organs from a drugged tourist,   ⇒ It didn't matter if he was drugged or just drunk.,   ⇒ I had her arrested because she was drugged out of her mind.
  3. (of sleep) brought about by drugs   ⇒ He grew tired, and drifted off into a drugged sleep.


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= stoned, high (informal), flying (slang), bombed (slang), tripping (informal) (slang), wasted (slang), smashed (slang), wrecked (slang), turned on (slang), out of it (slang), doped (slang), under the influence (informal), on a trip (informal), spaced out (slang), comatose, stupefied, out of your mind (slang), off your face (slang), loved-up (informal), zonked (slang), out to it (Australian) ( & New Zealand) (slang)

drug  (drʌɡ



  1. any synthetic, semisynthetic, or natural chemical substance used in the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease, or for other medical reasons related adjective pharmaceutical
  2. a chemical substance, esp a narcotic, taken for the pleasant effects it produces
  3. See drug on the market


Word forms:   drugs,  drugging,  drugged
  1. to mix a drug with (food, drink, etc)
  2. to administer a drug to
  3. to stupefy or poison with or as if with a drug

Derived Forms

ˈdruggy  adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Old French drogue, probably of Germanic origin


View thesaurus entry
= medication, medicine, remedy, panacea, elixir, physic, medicament
= dope (slang), narcotic (slang), stimulant, illegal drug, opiate, recreational drug, addictive drug, hallucinogen, gear (slang), shit, dadah (Australian) (slang)
= knock out, dope (slang), give drugs to, numb, deaden, stupefy, anaesthetize, render unconscious, give narcotics to
= dope, lace (informal), spike (informal), tamper with, adulterate, add drugs to
= dose, treat, dope (slang), medicate, administer a drug

Quotations including 'drugged'

  • "Sex and drugs and rock and roll" [Ian Dury
  • "opiate: an unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard" [Ambrose Bierce
  • "And though she's not really ill,There's a little yellow pill;She goes running for the shelterOf her mother's little helper" [Mick Jagger
  • "Turn on, tune in and drop out" [Timothy Leary


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