Drug vs Patch - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between drug and patch

is that drug is (pharmacology) a substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose while patch is a piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, especially upon an old garment to cover a hole or patch can be (archaic) a paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.

As verbs the difference between drug and patch

is that drug is to administer intoxicating drugs to, generally without the recipient's knowledge or consent or drug can be (drag) while patch is to mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.

drug

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • (pharmacology) A substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose.
  • Aspirin is a drug that reduces pain, acts against inflammation and lowers body temperature.
    The revenues from both brand-name drugs''' and generic '''drugs have increased.
  • * Milton
  • whence merchants bring their spicy drugs
  • A psychoactive substance, especially one which is illegal and addictive, ingested for recreational use, such as cocaine.
  • * 1971 , , Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , Harper Perennial 2005 edition, page 3:
  • We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.
  • * March 1991 , unknown student, "Antihero opinion", SPIN , page 70:
  • You have a twelve-year-old kid being told from the time he's like five years old that all drugs are bad, they're going to screw you up, don't try them. Just say no. Then they try pot.
  • * 2005 , Thomas Brent Andrews, The Pot Plan: Louie B. Stumblin and the War on Drugs , Chronic Discontent Books, ISBN 0976705605, page 19:
  • The only thing working against the poor Drug' Abuse Resistance Officer is high-school students. ... He'd offer his simple lesson: '''Drugs''' are bad, people who use ' drugs are bad, and abstinence is the only answer.
  • Anything, such as a substance, emotion or action, to which one is addicted.
  • * 2005 , Jack Haas, Om, Baby! : a Pilgrimage to the Eternal Self , page 8:
  • Inspiration is my drug'. Such things as spirituality, booze, travel, psychedelics, contemplation, music, dance, laughter, wilderness, and ribaldry — these have simply been the different forms of the ' drug of inspiration for which I have had great need
  • * 2009 , Niki Flynn, Dances with Werewolves , page 8:
  • Fear was my drug of choice. I thrived on scary movies, ghost stories and rollercoasters. I dreamed of playing the last girl left alive in a slasher film — the one who screams herself hoarse as she discovers her friends' bodies one by one.
  • * 2010', Kesha Rose Sebert (Ke$ha), with Pebe Sebert and Joshua Coleman (Ammo), ''Your Love Is My '''Drug
  • * 2011 , Joslyn Shy, Introducing the Truth , page 5:
  • The truth is...eating is my drug . When I am upset, I eat...when I am sad, I eat...when I am happy, I eat.
  • Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand.
  • * Fielding
  • But sermons are mere drugs .
  • * Dryden
  • And virtue shall a drug become.
    Usage notes
    * Adjectives often used with "drug": dangerous, illicit, illegal, psychoactive, generic, hard, veterinary, recreational
    Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * antidrug * blockbuster drug * club drug * counterdrug * date rape drug * designer drug * disease modifying drug * dissociative drug * do drugs * drug abuse * drug addict * drug baron * drug dealer * drug dog * drug of choice * drug on the market * drug test * drug-ridden * drugfree * druggist * druggie * drugless * druglord * drugstore * drugtaker * drugtaking * druggy * fertility drug * gateway drug * love drug * multidrug * nondrug * on drugs * orphan drug * polydrug * postdrug * prescription drug * prodrug * recreational drug * small molecule drug * street drug * wonderdrug

    Verb

    (drugg)
  • To administer intoxicating drugs to, generally without the recipient's knowledge or consent.
  • She suddenly felt strange, and only then realized she'd been drugged .
  • To add intoxicating drugs to with the intention of drugging someone.
  • She suddenly felt strange. She realized her drink must have been drugged .
  • To prescribe or administer drugs or medicines.
  • (Ben Jonson)

    Etymology 2

    Germanic ablaut formation, cognate with (etyl) droeg, (etyl) trug, (etyl) drog, (etyl) .

    Verb

    (head)
  • (drag)
  • You look like someone drug you behind a horse for half a mile.
  • * 2005 , Diane Wilson, An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers (ISBN 1603580417), page 193:
  • When Blackburn called, I drug the telephone cord twenty feet out of the office and sat on the cord while I talked with him.
    Usage notes
    * Random House says that and Oxford make no mention of this word.

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A drudge.
  • * William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens
  • Hadst thou, like us from our first swath, proceeded / The sweet degrees that this brief world affords / To such as may the passive drugs of it / Freely command, thou wouldst have plunged thyself / In general riot

    patch

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) patche, . Alternatively, perhaps a variant of (etyl) .

    Noun

    (es)
  • A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, especially upon an old garment to cover a hole.
  • His sleeves had patches on the elbows where different fabric had been sewn on to replace material that had worn away.
  • A small piece of anything used to repair damage or a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc.
  • I can't afford to replace the roof, which is what it really needs. I'll have the roofer apply a patch .
  • A repair intended to be used for a limited time; (differs from previous usage in that it is intended to be a temporary fix and the size of the repair is irrelevant).
    This usage can mean that the repair is temporary because it is an early but necessary step in the process of properly, completely repairing something,
  • Before you can fix a dam, you have to apply a patch to the hole so that everything can dry off.
    or that it is temporary because it is not meant to last long or will be removed as soon as a proper repair can be made, which will happen in the near future.
    "This patch should hold until you reach the city," the mechanic said as he patted the car's hood.
  • A small, usually contrasting but always somehow different or distinct, part of something else (location, time, size);
  • The world economy had a rough patch in the 1930s.
    The storms last summer washed away parts of the road so we can expect some rough patches up ahead.
    To me, a normal cow is white with black patches , but Sarah's from Texas and most of the cows there have solid brown, black, or red coats.
    Doesn't that patch of clouds looks like a bunny?
    I lost my locket in this patch of grass here.
    When ice skating, be sure to stay away from reeds, there's always thin patches of ice there and you could fall through.
    I never get first place because on track eight, right after you pass the windmill, there's a patch of oil in the road that always gets me.
  • A small piece of black silk stuck on the face or neck to heighten beauty; an imitation beauty mark.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Your black patches you wear variously.
  • (medicine) A piece of material used to cover a wound.
  • (medicine) An adhesive piece of material, impregnated with a drug, which is worn on the skin; the drug being slowly absorbed over a period of time.
  • Many people use a nicotine patch to wean themselves off of nicotine.
  • (medicine) A cover worn over a damaged eye, an eyepatch.
  • He had scratched his cornea so badly that his doctor told him to wear a patch .
  • A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting.
  • (computing) A patch file, a file used for input to a patch program or that describes changes made to a computer file or files, usually changes made to a computer program that fix a programming bug.
  • A small piece of material that is manually passed through a gun barrel to clean it.
  • A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore.
  • A cable connecting two pieces of electrical equipment.
  • A sound setting for a musical synthesizer (originally selected by means of a patch cable).
  • Synonyms
    * (piece of black silk) beauty spot * section, area, blotch, spot, period of time, spell, stretch * diff file
    Derived terms
    * cabbage patch * not a patch on * patch file * patch up * patchwork * patchy

    Verb

    (es)
  • To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.
  • *, chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=That concertina was a wonder in its way. The handles that was on it first was wore out long ago, and he'd made new ones of braided rope yarn. And the bellows was patched in more places than a cranberry picker's overalls.}}
  • To mend with pieces; to repair by fastening pieces on.
  • To make out of pieces or patches, like a quilt.
  • To join or unite the pieces of; to patch the skirt.
  • A temporary, removable electronic connection, as one between two components in a communications system.
  • * (rfdate) The Matrix Revolutions , Scene: Starting the Logos, 00:43:09 - 00:43:32
  • [the control panel of hovercraft'' The Logos ''has lit up after being jumped by'' The Hammer]
    Sparky: ''She lives again.''
    Crew member of The Hammer via radio: ''You want us to patch an uplink to reload the software, Sparky?''
    Sparky: ''Yeah, that'd be swell. And can you clean the windshield while you're at it?
  • To repair or arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; – generally with up; as, to patch up a truce.
  • (computing) To make the changes a patch describes; to apply a patch to the files in question. Hence:
  • # To fix or improve a computer program without a complete upgrade.
  • # To make a quick and possibly temporary change to a program.
  • To connect two pieces of electrical equipment using a cable.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    See also

    * diff * diff file

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • (archaic) A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.
  • * 1610 , , act 3 scene 2
  • What a pied ninny's this! Thou scurvy patch !

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