Webster 1913 Edition
To drudge; to toil laboriously.
[Obs.]“To drugge and draw.”
A drudge (?).
Shak. (Timon iv. 3, 253).
drogue, prob. fr. D.
droog; akin to E.
dry; thus orig., dry substance, hers, plants, or wares. See
Any animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the composition of medicines.
Whence merchants bring
Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand; – used often in the phrase “a“But sermons are mere drugs.”
drugon the market”.
And virtue shall a
any stuff used in dyeing or in chemical operations.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To prescribe or administer drugs or medicines.
To affect or season with drugs or ingredients; esp., to stupefy by a narcotic drug. Also Fig.
The laboring masses . . . [were]
druggedinto brutish good humor by a vast system of public spectacles.
Drug thy memories, lest thou learn it.
To tincture with something offensive or injurious.
With hatefullest disrelish writhed their jaws.
To dose to excess with, or as with, drugs.
drugged, he almost longed for woe.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The general name of substances used in medicine, sold by the druggist, and compounded by apothecaries and physicians; any substance, vegetable, animal or mineral, which is used in the composition or preparation of medicines. It is also applied to dyeing materials.
2.Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand in market.
3.A mortal drug, or a deadly drug, is poison.
1.To season with drugs or ingredients.
2.To tincture with something offensive.