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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 ▶ 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 or ,  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 (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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