Drug, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Drugged (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Drugging.] [Cf. F. droguer.] To prescribe or
administer drugs or medicines. B. Jonson.
Drug (?), v. i. [See 1st
Drudge.] To drudge; to toil laboriously. [Obs.] "To
drugge and draw." Chaucer.
Drug, n. A drudge (?).
Shak. (Timon iv. 3, 253).
Drug, n. [F. drogue, prob. fr.
D. droog; akin to E. dry; thus orig., dry substance,
hers, plants, or wares. See Dry.] 1. Any
animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the composition of
medicines; any stuff used in dyeing or in chemical
Whence merchants bring
Their spicy drugs.
2. Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not
salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand. "But sermons
are mere drugs." Fielding.
And virtue shall a drug become.
Drug, v. t. 1. To
affect or season with drugs or ingredients; esp., to stupefy by a
narcotic drug. Also Fig.
The laboring masses . . . [were] drugged into
brutish good humor by a vast system of public
spectacles. C. Kingsley.
Drug thy memories, lest thou learn it.
2. To tincture with something offensive or
Drugged as oft,
With hatefullest disrelish writhed their jaws.
3. To dose to excess with, or as with,
With pleasure drugged, he almost longed for