drug

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. medicine, physic, elixir, preparation, prescription, remedy; narcotic, dope; white elephant, a drug on the market. —v. narcotize, dope; medicate, dose; knock out, put to sleep. See insensibility, sufficiency, drugs.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Medicinal substance]
Syn. medication, remedy, prescription, pill; see medicine 2 .
2. [Any stimulant or depressant]
Syn. narcotic, sedative, tranquilizer, pill, potion, powder, opiate, controlled substance, analgesic, painkiller*, anodyne, inhalant, fumes, smelling salts, hallucinogen, psychedelic drug, mind-altering drug, mind-expanding drug, mind-blowing drug, psychoactive drug, psychotropic drug, sleeping pill, antidepressant, diet pill, designer drug, tonic, arouser, restorative, stupefacient, hypnotic, soporific, hard drug, soft drug, dope*, upper*, downer*, ups and downs*.
Commonly abused drugs include: alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, nicotine; hallucinogens: marijuana, pot*, grass*, dope*, weed*, killer weed*, boo*, maryjane*, reefer*, doobie*, ganja*, hemp*; THC, synthetic marijuana, peyote, cactus*, buttons*; mescaline, psilocybin, mushrooms*, magic mushroom*, dots*, purple dots*; D-lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD, acid*, hawk*, the chief*; PCP, angel dust*; dimethyl triptamine*, DMT*, grandaddy*, STP; stimulants: cocaine, coke*, baby powder*, snort*, C*, corinne*, happy dust*, crack*, ice*, snow*, nose candy*; Benzedrine (trademark), bennies*, pep pills*; Ibogaine, Harmine, telepathine, JB- 318, JB- 329, Piperidyl Benzilate Esters; amphetamine, ecstasy, MDMA, Dexedrine (trademark), dex*, mother's little helper*, dexies*; methedrine, A*, meth*, crank*, crystal*, speed*; amyl nitrate, poppers*: depressants: Nembutal (trademark), yellowjackets*, Seconal (trademark), redbirds*, Luminal (trademark), purple hearts*, red hearts*, Amytal (trademark), blue heavens*, Thorazine (trademark), downers*, Miltown (trademark); narcotics: opium; morphine, M*, Miss Emma*; heroin, H*, big H*, horse*, lady jane*, junk*, smack*, sugar*. v.
Syn. sedate, tranquilize, medicate, anesthetize, stupefy, desensitize, narcotize, numb, benumb, knock out, dose, dope*, dope up*; see also deaden 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
medicine, narcotic, remedy, cure, opiate, dope, pharmaceutical, prescription, pill, substance, chemical, treatment, panacea, physic, preparation, controlled substance.
WORD FIND
addict: *junkie, *hophead, *dope fiend, *druggie, *space cadet, *burnout
addict’s alternative to heroin: methadone
*angel dust: PCP
cocaine that is smoked: crack
*crank: methamphetamine
crack mixed with heroin: *eightball
dance party favorite: ecstasy (methylenedioxymethamphetamine; MDMA)
depressant, muscle-relaxer: barbituate, *downer
ether-purified cocaine: *freebase
hallucinogen: LSD, DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), *ecstasy, mescaline, peyote, *psychedelic, *STP
*ice: methamphetamine in smokable form
inject a drug, to: mainline
laughing gas: nitrous oxide
LSD: lysergic acid diethylamide, *California sunshine, *acid
mix of cocaine, amphetamine and heroin: *speedball
mood-altering: psychotropic drug
muscle-building hormone: anabolic steroid
narcotic: heroin
opium-derived: opiate
painkiller: analgesic, codeine, Demerol, morphine, Percodan
painkiller, abused: Oxycontin; oxycodone hydrochloride
poppy-plant, derived from: opium
rape drug rendering unconscious: GHB (Gamma hydroxybutrate)
sex drive arouser: aphrodisiac
sleep-inducing: hypnotic, soporific, tranquilizer, sedative, Quaalude, Seconal
*smack: heroin
stimulant: amphetamine, Dexedrine, *speed, *upper
tranquilizer: sedative, Valium
vomiting, causes: emetic
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A substance used in the treatment of disease: medicament, medication, medicine, pharmaceutical. See DRUGS. 2. A substance that affects the central nervous system and is often addictive: hallucinogen, narcotic, opiate. Informal: dope. See DRUGS. II verb To administer or add a drug to: dose, medicate, narcotize, opiate, physic. Informal: dope (up). See DRUGS.

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