doping

[ doh-ping ]
/ ˈdoʊ pɪŋ /

noun

Slang. an act or instance of giving a narcotic, usually a steroid, to an athlete to unfairly boost performance in a competition.
Electronics. a method of adding a dopant to a pure semiconductor to change its electrical properties.

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Origin of doping

First recorded in 1950–55; dope + -ing1

Definition for doping (2 of 2)

Origin of dope

First recorded in 1840–50; from Dutch doop (dialect) “sauce,” derivative of dopen “to dip, baptize”; cf. deep, dip1

regional variation note for dope

7. See soda pop.

OTHER WORDS FROM dope

un·doped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for doping

dope
/ (dəʊp) /

noun

verb (tr)

adjective

slang, mainly US excellent

Word Origin for dope

C19: from Dutch doop sauce, from doopen to dip
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Medical definitions for doping

dope
[ dōp ]

n.

A narcotic, especially an addictive narcotic.
An illicit drug, especially marijuana.
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