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Webster 1913 Edition


Narcotic

Nar-cot′ic

(när-kŏt′ĭk)
,
Adj.
[F.
narcotique
, Gr.
ναρκωτικός
, fr.
ναρκοῦν
to benumb,
νάρκη
numbness, torpor.]
(Med.)
Having the properties of a narcotic; operating as a narcotic.
Nar-cot′ic-ness
,
Noun.

Nar-cot′ic

(när-kŏt′ĭk)
,
Noun.
(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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Narcotic

NARCOTIC

,
Noun.
A medicine which stupefies the senses and renders insensible to pain; hence, a medicine which induces sleep; a soporific; and opiate.

Definition 2023


narcotic

narcotic

English

Alternative forms

Noun

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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Translations

Adjective

narcotic (comparative more narcotic, superlative most narcotic)

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

Translations

References

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

Anagrams


Romanian

Etymology

French narcotique.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [naɾˈko.tik]

Adjective

narcotic m, n (feminine singular narcotică, masculine plural narcotici, feminine and neuter plural narcotice)

  1. narcotic

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Noun

narcotic n (plural narcotice)

  1. narcotic

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