alterant, analgesic, anesthetic, anesthetic agent, anodyne, antibiotic, chemical substance, curative preparation, medical preparation, medicament, medicamentum, medication, medicinal component, medicinal ingredient, narcotic preparation, narcotic substance, nepenthe, opiate, painkiller, palliative, physic, prescription, remedy, sedative, soporific, stimulant, stupefacient
associated concepts: adulterated drugs, dangerous drugs, drug addiction, habit-forming drug, influence of drugs, labeling of drugs, poisonous drugs or chemicals, possession of drugs, preparation of drugs, prescription drugs, regulation of drugs, sale of drugs
administer, anesthetize, anoint, apply a remedy, benumb, cure, deaden, desensitize, dose, dull, heal, inject, medicare, medicate, narcotize, numb, palliate, physic, poultice, prescribe, put to sleep, stun, stupefy, treat
associated concepts: drug addicts
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
1 n. A chemical or organic substance used to treat a medical or psychological condition; such a substance used illegally to alter consciousness or mood.2 v. The act of giving someone such a substance, with the implication that it is against the recipient's will and has an adverse effect.See also controlled substance.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.