Also ste·roi·dal [sti-roid-l, ste-]. /stɪˈrɔɪd l, stɛ-/. pertaining to or characteristic of a steroid.
Idioms about steroid
on steroids, Slang. much larger, stronger, or more extreme than is normal or expected: Yosemite is nature on steroids. He's so lovable, he's like Santa Claus on steroids.
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How to use steroid in a sentence
So far, Bonds had gained one vote on net, while Clemens had seen no net change — a level of stability attributable to the fact that both sides of the steroid debate are intractably dug in at this point.Don’t Expect To See Any Players Elected To The Baseball Hall Of Fame This Year | Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org) | January 25, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
While Barry Bonds broke his home run record in 2007, under suspicion of steroid use, Aaron remains the all-time leader in career RBIs and total bases.Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Has Passed Away, But His Home Run Record Remains a Lesson in Courage and Commitment | Sean Gregory | January 22, 2021 | Time
In Wednesday’s interview, she made that claim publicly, noting that there are people who say that steroids can have an impact on one’s thinking.Vice presidential debate: Highlights and fact-checks | Colby Itkowitz, Anne Gearan, Matt Viser, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | October 8, 2020 | Washington Post
Until the last few days, that is, when polls began spiking like they had just taken steroids and were suddenly feeling better than they had in 20 years.
At this point, steroid therapy or Dexamethasone is the most effective treatment to reduce mortality from infection.The Importance of Face Masks and the Tragedy of Downplaying Them - Issue 90: Something Green | Kevin Berger | September 23, 2020 | Nautilus
Usually time and more time will clear this up, though once in a while, a person may require some steroid drops.Everything You Wanted To Know About Bob Costas’s Olympic Pinkeye | Kent Sepkowitz | February 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Whether it was surging steroid use, or the way AstroTurf could wreck ACL joints, there was always something to fix.Super Bowl XLVIII Is Set to Be the Most Violent One Yet | Evin Demirel | January 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The “steroid years,” 2001–2003, were some of the best statistically of your career.Alex Rodriguez Is Facing a Lifetime Ban From Baseball, But He Was Never a Yankee | Marlow Stern | August 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
First of all, HGH is not a steroid, though the term “steroid” has come to be used interchangeably and incorrectly with PEDs.Is HGH, Allegedly Alex Rodriguez’s Drug of Choice, Really So Bad? | Kent Sepkowitz | August 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The anonymous blog Tennis Has a steroid Problem has a laundry list of “evidence” against the 27-year-old Spaniard.
British Dictionary definitions for steroid
biochem any of a large group of fat-soluble organic compounds containing a characteristic chemical ring system. The majority, including the sterols, bile acids, many hormones, and the D vitamins, have important physiological action
- steroidal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for steroid
Any of a large class of organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings fused together. Steroids include many biologically important compounds, including cholesterol and other sterols, the sex hormones (such as testosterone and estrogen), bile acids, adrenal hormones, plant alkaloids, and certain forms of vitamins.
Any of various hormones having the structure of a steroid that are made synthetically, especially for use in medicine.
An anabolic steroid.
- steroidal adjective
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Cultural definitions for steroid
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