DRUG DRY

~ DRUG  id+ | CHEMICAL |         sug> REMEDY
        see> PHARMACOLOGY        see> MEDICINE
        etymology probably from  see> DRY
~ DRY   id+ | opp of MOIST |
        ply> | DRUGS are DRY |
  med> MEDICINES or REMEDIES or MEDICATIONS
       WERE MADE FROM DRIED PLANT PRODUCTS
  old Norse   DRAUGR = DRY WOOD
  old Dutch   DROGE    same
  old English DROGEN   same
              DRYGE    TO DRY
  old French  DROGUE   DRUG
  hx> CHEMICAL AGENTS WERE KEPT IN BARRELS
      WHICH ARE MADE FROM WOOD AND USED
  AS A WAY TO PREVENT DECAY OF
  CHEMICALS BY MOISTURE
  med> OFTEN DRUGS WERE EXTRACTED BY
       DEHYDRATING PLANT "JUICES" or  sug> ELIXIR
  HEATING MINERALS TO MELT  or        sug> AMALAGAM
  EXTRACT INGREDIENTS or DRUGS        sug> DISTILL
  DRUG STORE and                      sug> COMPOUND
  DRUGGIST became English equivalents of
  see> APOTHECARY  see> PHARMACY       

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