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mydriatic drug

Definition:

a drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate; used to aid eye examinations

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

mydriatic drugs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

atropine

Synonyms:

mydriatic

Etymology:

Latin, from Greek mudriāsis.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Mydriasis

a dilation of the pupil, usually defined as when having a non-physiological cause, but sometimes defined as potentially being a physiological pupillary response. Non-physiological causes of mydriasis include disease, trauma, or the use of drugs... (35 of 1473 words, pronunciation, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mydriasis

Collins Dictionary:

mydriatic

relating to or causing mydriasis | a mydriatic drug (8 of 167 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mydriatic

Merriam-Webster:

mydriasis | mydriatic [adjective, noun, related]

excessive or prolonged dilatation of the pupil of the eye (10 of 30 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mydriasis

American Heritage Dictionary:

mydriatic

Causing dilatation of the pupils. | A mydriatic drug. (8 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mydriatic

Random House Dictionary:

mydriatic

pertaining to or producing mydriasis. | a mydriatic drug. (8 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mydriatic

Wiktionary:

mydriatic | mydriatics [plural]

that dilates the pupils of the eyes | A drug having this effect (12 of 14 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mydriatic

New World Dictionary:

mydriatic

of or causing mydriasis | any drug causing mydriasis (8 of 11 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mydriatic

Britannica Encyclopedia:

drug [chemical agent]

any chemical substance that affects the functioning of living things and the organisms that infect them. Pharmacology, the science of drugs, deals ... (22 of 1390 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171942​/drug

Oxford Dictionary:

drug | drugged [past tense] | drugging [present participle] | drugs [3rd-person singular present] | do drugs | on drugs

a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body | a substance taken for its ... (23 of 183 words, 8 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/drug

Macmillan British Dictionary:

drug [countable] | drugs [plural]

an illegal substance that affects someone physically or mentally when they ... | a substance that you take to treat a disease or medical problem (24 of 132 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug

drug [transitive, verb] | drugged [past tense] | drugging [present participle] | drugs [3rd-person singular present]

to give a drug to someone so that they will go to sleep or will become unconscious | to put a drug in food or drink so that someone will swallow it ... (31 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug 14

Cambridge Dictionary:

drug [entry 1]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is used as a medicine (12 of 30 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 1

drug [entry 2]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is taken for pleasure, to ... | any activity that you cannot stop doing (20 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 2

drug [entry 3] | -gg- [past tense]

to give someone or something a chemical which causes a loss of feeling or unconsciousness (15 of 70 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 3

Encarta Dictionary:

drug | drugs [plural] | drugged [past tense] | drugging [present participle]

a natural or artificial substance given to treat or prevent disease or to lessen pain | an often illegal and sometimes addictive substance that causes ... (24 of 127 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861606713​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

American Heritage Dictionary:

mydriatic

Origin: Latin, from Greek mudriāsis.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mydriatic

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

mydriatic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mydriatic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mydriatic

the Free Dictionary:

mydriatic

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "mydriatic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "mydriatic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/mydriatic

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mydriatic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mydriatic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=mydria​02 word=mydriatic

YourDictionary Audio:

mydriatic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mydriatic" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mydriatic

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