dope

/dohp/, n., v., doped, doping.
n.
1. any thick liquid or pasty preparation, as a lubricant, used in preparing a surface.
2. an absorbent material used to absorb and hold a liquid, as in the manufacture of dynamite.
3. Aeron.
a. any of various varnishlike products for coating a fabric, as of airplane wings, in order to make it waterproof, stronger, etc.
b. a similar product used to coat the fabric of a balloon to reduce gas leakage.
4. Slang.
a. any narcotic or narcoticlike drug taken to induce euphoria or satisfy addiction.
b. any illicit drug.
5. Slang. a narcotic preparation given surreptitiously to a horse to improve or retard its performance in a race.
6. Slang. information, data, or news: What's the latest dope on the strike?
7. Informal. a stupid or unresponsive person.
8. Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States) soda pop, esp. cola-flavored.
9. North Central U.S. (chiefly Ohio). syrup used as a topping for ice cream.
v.t.
10. Slang. to affect with dope or drugs.
11. to apply or treat with dope.
12. Electronics. to add or treat (a pure semiconductor) with a dopant.
v.i.
13. Slang. to take drugs.
14. dope out, Slang.
a. to figure out; calculate; devise: to dope out a plan.
b. to deduce or infer from available information: to dope out a solution to a problem.
[1840-50, 1885-90 for def. 4, 1900-05 for def. 6; < D doop (dial.) sauce, deriv. of dopen to DIP]
Regional Variation. 8. See soda pop.

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