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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsteroidste‧roid /ˈstɪərɔɪd, ˈste- $ ˈstɪr-/ noun [countable]  1 MDa chemical that the body produces naturally or that can be made as a drug to treat illness and injuries. Steroids are sometimes used illegally by people doing sports to improve their performanceon steroids a body builder on steroids2 something on steroids
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steroidAnabolic steroids, a controlled substance in the United States since 1988, are not detectable by drug-sniffing canines.Treatment has been started, just steroids for the moment.In some patients, a course of steroids may be added to this drug.An added benefit is that rabbits are commonly raised without the use of hormones or steroids to promote growth.Apart from changes in the quantity applied, no changes in topical steroids were allowed during the trial or the preceding 4 weeks.Both authors used steroids in an attempt to control the disease process, with some success.on steroidsNineteen were also on steroids with or without azathioprine.The flavor is akin to anchovies on steroids.I felt like a Pop Warner athlete on steroids.Near the pull-down machines I get a lecture on body parts from a guy who looks like Mel Gibson on steroids.And the Alnico pickup sounds huge, almost like a Stratocaster neck pickup on steroids and three steaks a day.Finding no road, we leave the terrarium on steroids to enact Plan B, which begins in Oracle.