Narcotic

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English

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.

Related terms

Adjective

Narcotic (comparative more Narcotic, superlative most Narcotic)

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

Thesaurus

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Etymology

From Old French narcotique < Medieval Latin narcoticum < Ancient Greek ναρκόω (narkō, Ι benumb) < νάρκη (narkē, numbness, torpor).

Translations

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Adjective

References

  • Narcotic” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

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Romanian

Adjective

Narcotic 4 nom/acc forms

  1. narcotic

Declension

Synonyms

Noun

Narcotic n. (plural narcotice)

  1. narcotic

Declension

Synonyms

Etymology

French narcotique.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [naɾˈko.tik]
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