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1. any synthetic, semisynthetic, or natural chemical substance used in the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease, or for other medical reasons
2. a chemical substance, esp a narcotic, taken for the pleasant effects it produces
3. drug on the market a commodity available in excess of the demands of the market
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Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


principle of evil. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 325]
See: Evil
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


The interpretation of drugs in your dreams depends on the relationship you have with drugs in your daily life and whether they are doctor prescribed or not. If you are a drug user, then the drugs are an extension of what you normally do, and you need to look at the other details of your dream to get a good interpretation. However, if you use drugs rarely or never, then this dream could represent a need to get well, to escape from daily stress, and a desire to get quick relief. The drugs could be suggesting a need for healing and getting in balance. Your unconscious mind may be suggesting outrageous things in hopes that you get the message to “have fun, dream dreams, and get out of your own head!” Please keep in mind that the purpose of dreams is to raise our consciousness and to assist us in having better lives. The message in the dream about drug use is most likely not encouraging you to use drugs but it may represent a need to feel better or get better.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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A series of projections--a baby's blank stare, suggestive flashes of skin set to the amplified pounding of a heartbeat, a young woman's druggy gaze--suggest emotional detachment, but they mostly have the effect of distracting viewers from the live bodies dancing below the images.
Head On, for example, is a cringe-inducing diary of a swarthy young Greek-Australian who hops from one sex partner to the next in a druggy daze.
Robbie, 39, spent days in a druggy haze after moving to LA in 2004.
Asked if they had ever dabbled with drugs, Ant said casually: "Yeah years ago." He added: "But we're not really druggy people, that's the thing.
Ryan Gosling, who was nominated for an Oscar for his druggy teacher in Half Nelson, plays small-town outsider Lars, who tells his family he's bringing his first girlfriend home for dinner.
Thinking of his work as mixed visually along musical lines, rather than built in a traditionally sculptural way, helps explain its strange, carefully imbalanced combination of high-minded abstraction, furniture-derived imagery, druggy misshapenness, and school-yard sincerity.