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drug resistance the reduction in effectiveness of a drug in curing an infectious disease or cancer. Drug resistance typically develops when pathogenic cells or cancerous cells evolve the ability to tolerate a drug used to kill them.
drug-resistant of or relating to a pathogen or cancer that has evolved the ability to tolerate a drug.
drugstore in the United States, a store that sells prescription drugs, as well as other items such as vitamins, hair care products, cosmetics, candy, and magazines.
drug test a test of the body to discover if a person is using drugs that are illegal.
drug-trafficking dealing in the production, distribution, or sale of illegal drugs, esp. the transporting of drugs into countries where they are prohibited.
druid (often cap.) a member of a priestly order in ancient Celtic lands, such as Gauland the British Isles.
drum any of various hollow musical percussion instruments consisting of a cylindrical body covered at one or both ends by a tight membrane, and played by beating with sticks or the hands. [10 definitions]
drumbeat the sound made by a drum, esp. when it is rhythmic.
drumbone a musical instrument requiring two or three players that is made of joined sections of plastic pipe, two of which slide to alter the pitch of sounds made by beating on the pipe with drumsticks. The drumbone was introduced by the Blue Man Group.
drumfish see "drum."
drumhead the membrane that is stretched over the open end of a drum to form the sounding surface.
drum kit a set of percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a drummer in a band, the basic set of which usu. includes a bass drum, a tom-tom, a snare drum, a high-hat, and a crash cymbal, also called a drum set.
drumlin an oval or elongated hill formed from glacial debris.
drum major the leader of a marching band or drum corps, who beats time and often performs twirling tricks with a baton.
drum majorette a female drum major.
drummer a musician who plays drums. [2 definitions]
drum out to discharge or drive out for reprehensible behavior.
drum set a collection of percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a drummer; drum kit.
drumstick a stick used to play a drum. [2 definitions]
drum up to make a concerted effort to get or stimulate (support, customers, an emotion, or the like).
drunk feeling the debilitating and inhibition-reducing effects of alcohol; intoxicated. [6 definitions]