narcotic

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French narcotique, from Medieval Latin narcoticum, from Ancient Greek ναρκόω (narkóō, Ι benumb), from νάρκη (nárkē, numbness, torpor).

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narcotic (plural narcotics)

  1. Any class of substances or drugs, that reduces pain, induces sleep and may alter mood or behaviour.
  2. Any type of numbing drug.
  3. Certain illegal drugs.

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narcotic (comparative more narcotic, superlative most narcotic)

  1. Of, or relating to narcotics.
  2. Inducing sleep; causing narcosis.

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References[edit]

  • narcotic” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  • narcotic” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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Romanian[edit]

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French narcotique.

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narcotic 4 nom/acc forms

  1. narcotic

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Noun[edit]

narcotic n (plural narcotice)

  1. narcotic

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