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Meaning of NARCOTIC

Pronunciation:  nâr'kutic

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  2. [adj]  inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"
  3. [adj]  inducing stupor or narcosis; "narcotic drugs"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to or designating narcotics; "narcotic addicts"; "narcotic stupor"

NARCOTIC is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: depressant, narcotising, narcotizing, soporiferous, soporific, uninteresting
 See Also: codeine, deck, Demerol, dolophine hydrochloride, drug, fixer, hard drug, laudanum, meperidine, meperidine hydrochloride, methadon, methadone, methadone hydrochloride, morphia, morphine, opiate, opium, synthetic heroin, tincture of opium



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nar*cot"ic\, a. [F. narcotique, Gr. ??????????, fr.
    ??????? to benumb, na`rkh numbness, torpor.] (Med.)
    Having the properties of a narcotic; operating as a narcotic.
    -- {Nar*cot"ic*ness}, n.
  2. \Nar*cot"ic\, n. (Med.)
    A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid
    susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which,
    in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions,
    and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The
    best examples are opium (with morphine), belladonna (with
    atropine), and conium.
          Nercotykes and opye (opium) of Thebes.   --Chaucer.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Depresses the central nervous system, reduces pain and may cause drowsiness and euphoria. Narcotics are NOT addictive when taken for pain.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A narcotic is any drug which causes the depression of the central nervous system. This is the pharmacological definition of the term. Various law enforcement agencies may define the term narcotics differently; e.g. their definition may include the addictive potential as a consideration.
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