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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, flying, bombed, tripping, wasted, smashed, wrecked, turned on, out of it, doped, under the influence, on a trip, spaced out, comatose, stupefied, out of your mind, off your face, loved-up, zonked, out to it

drug (drʌɡ Pronunciation for drug



  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

related prefix


Derived Forms

ˈdruggy adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Old French drogue, probably of Germanic origin


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= medication, medicine, remedy, panacea, elixir, physic, medicament
= dope, narcotic, stimulant, illegal drug, opiate, recreational drug, addictive drug, hallucinogen, gear, shit, dadah
= knock out, dope, give drugs to, numb, deaden, stupefy, anaesthetize, render unconscious, give narcotics to
= dope, lace, spike, tamper with, adulterate, add drugs to
= dose, treat, dope, 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

Example Sentences Including 'drugged'

But then, as Michael Chinnery observed whenever he paid a visit to the monastery, Randolph appeared to be heavily drugged.
Louise Carpenter AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)
I was walking into walls, I barely knew my own name, I was so drugged.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Later, after a fake attempt to make amends, he drugged the woman and raped her twice.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
Now that Ellel was asleep, drugged , unlikely to wake, it would be a good time to look into the matter.
Tepper, Sheri S. A Plague of Angels
Philippe slept as though he had been drugged , and she awakened him with difficulty.
Forrest, Roberta When the Apricots Bloom
Their fingers were broken, they were detained with a bag over their heads and were drugged and starved.
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
Though Gupta babbled about being drugged by some persons in his Okhla office only to wake up in Mumbai, the police weren't biting.
India Today (1996)
Two cups of coffee had done nothing to push away the effect of the sleeping pills and she felt drugged , ill and exhausted.


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