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Definition of "nonsteroidal" []

  • Not being or containing a steroid: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. (adjective)
  • A drug or other substance not containing a steroid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nonsteroidal" in a sentence
  • "These are sold under various brand names and are classified as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs."
  • "And all of those drugs, called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories NSAIDs, can cause dangerous gastrointestinal bleeding and other problems, especially when taken long term."
  • "Other pain drugs compared included older ones like ibuprofen, Advil and Motril known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs."