Definitions

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  • adj. dominated or plagued by drugs.

Etymologies

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drug +‎ -ridden

Examples

  • The rents even in the bad neighborhoods are ridiculously high, and since I didn't want to raise children in those drug-ridden, high-crime areas, I had no choice but to leave.

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  • The prosecution presented a triple litany for jurors — when the victims disappeared in an impoverished, drug-ridden neighborhood, where their remains were found at his home and how Sowell allegedly killed them.

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  • By every conceivable indicator, our army that now remains in Vietnam is in a state approaching collapse, with individual units avoiding or having refused combat, murdering their officers and non-commissioned officers, drug-ridden, and dispirited where not near mutinous.

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  • In a widely-read 1971 Armed Forces Journal article, retired Colonel Robert D. Heinl, Jr., wrote, “By every conceivable indicator, our army that now remains in Vietnam is in a state of approaching collapse, with individual units avoiding or having refused combat, murdering their officers and noncommissioned officers, drug-ridden, and dispirited where not near-mutinous.”

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  • I grew up in one of the most violent, drug-ridden public housing projects in the New York area.

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  • They have managed to turn an unfortunate, drug-ridden, spiraling career into Lindsay's name becoming among the most often mentioned in Hollywood.

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  • The battle between Zelaya and his opponents pits a reform president who is supported by labor unions and social organizations against a mafia-like, drug-ridden, corrupt political elite who is accustomed to choosing not only the Supreme Court and the Congress, but also the president.

    Mark Weisbrot: Latin America Drags a Reluctant Washington Into Supporting Democracy in Honduras

  • When the NYPD targets the notoriously drug-ridden BK housing project, three unconnected Brooklyn cops find themselves swept away by the violence and corruption of Brooklyn's 65th Precinct and its criminals.

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  • LEONARD: He says Sparkman was going door to door for the Census Bureau in a drug-ridden area of rural Clay County.

    CNN Transcript Sep 25, 2009

  • Most Americans had not given much thought to their soldiers since 1973, and the image they had retained was the one fixed in the terrible final years of the Vietnam War: an army of alienated losers, drug-ridden and riven by racial and class antagonism.

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