One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘drugs prescribed by doctors can be extremely hazardous if misused’
medicine, medical drug, medication, medicament
remedy, cure, antidote
informal magic bullet
2‘she was obviously under the influence of drugs or booze’
narcotic, stimulant, hallucinogen, addictive drug, recreational drug, illegal drug, substance
informal dope, junk, gear, stuff, downer, upper
vulgar slang shit
1‘he was drugged and bundled into the boot of a car’
anaesthetize, give an anaesthetic to, narcotize, give drugs to, give narcotics to, give opiates to, poison
knock out, make unconscious, render unconscious, make insensible, render insensible, stupefy, befuddle
2‘she had drugged his coffee’
add drugs to, tamper with, adulterate, contaminate, poison
informal dope, spike, lace, slip a Mickey Finn into, doctor
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