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
He was doing steroids, but who knows what was going on in his head.
Now we require safe rooms on steroids, not only protected from physical but technological intrusion.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research | Ridley Pearson | July 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By 2005, Congress held hearings on the use of steroids in sports.
Modern medications—from opiates to steroids to neuro-implants—are, at best, minimally effective.Longtime Sufferers of Cluster Headaches Find Relief in Psychedelics | Valerie Vande Panne | February 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This class uses a MegaFormer, easiest to describe as a Pilates reformer on steroids.12 Priciest Fitness Classes (Actually Worth the Splurge) | DailyBurn | February 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This would not cause severe effects on any organ at all if the adrenal gland were producing enough steroids.
That's just who he said he was, because he was asking that the President be given some steroids, which was done.
That's right—he recommended that he be given steroids because he was an Addisonian—that's what he said.
That's right, he said he should have some steroids because he was an Addisonian.
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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