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a. A drug, such as morphine or heroin, that is derived from opium or an opiumlike compound, relieves pain, often induces sleep, can alter consciousness, and is potentially addictive.
b. A controlled substance.
2. A soothing, numbing agent or thing: "There was the blessed narcotic of bridge, at the Colony or at the home of friends" (Louis Auchincloss).
1. Inducing sleep or stupor; causing narcosis.
2. Of or relating to narcotics, their effects, or their use.
3. Of, relating to, or intended for one addicted to a narcotic.
[Middle English narcotik, from Old French narcotique, from Medieval Latin narcōticum, from Greek narkōtikon, from neuter of narkōtikos, numbing, from narkōsis, a numbing; see narcosis.]
1. (Pharmacology) any of a group of drugs, such as heroin, morphine, and pethidine, that produce numbness and stupor. They are used medicinally to relieve pain but are sometimes also taken for their pleasant effects; prolonged use may cause addiction
2. anything that relieves pain or induces sleep, mental numbness, etc
3. any illegal drug
4. (Pharmacology) of, relating to, or designating narcotics
5. of or relating to narcotics addicts or users
6. (Medicine) of or relating to narcosis
[C14: via Medieval Latin from Greek narkōtikós, from narkoūn to render numb, from narkē numbness]
1. any of a class of habituating or addictive substances that blunt the senses and in increasing doses cause confusion, stupor, coma, and death: some are used in medicine to relieve intractable pain or induce anesthesia.
2. anything that exercises a soothing or numbing effect or influence.adj.
3. of or having the power to produce narcosis, as a drug.
4. pertaining to or of the nature of narcosis.
5. of or pertaining to narcotics or their use.
6. used by, or in the treatment of, narcotic addicts.
[1350–1400; Middle English narcotik(e) (n.) < Medieval Latin narcōticum < Greek narkōtikón, n. use of neuter of narkōtikós numbing =narkō-, variant s. of narkoûn to numb (see narcosis) + -tikos -tic]
Any of a group of drugs used to relieve pain and cause drowsiness. Narcotics are highly addictive.
Any of various drugs used to induce sleep and relieve pain.
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|Noun||1.||narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction|
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
hard drug - a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
Demerol, meperidine, meperidine hydrochloride - a synthetic narcotic drug (trade name Demerol) used to treat pain
methadon, methadone, methadone hydrochloride, synthetic heroin, dolophine hydrochloride, fixer - synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
opiate - a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
opium - an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy
recreational drug - a narcotic drug that is used only occasionally and is claimed to be nonaddictive
soft drug - a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
connection - a supplier (especially of narcotics)
space cadet - someone who seems unable to respond appropriately to reality (as if under the influence of some narcotic drug)
addiction, dependance, habituation, dependence, dependency - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
|Adj.||1.||narcotic - of or relating to or designating narcotics; "narcotic addicts"; "narcotic stupor"|
|2.||narcotic - inducing stupor or narcosis; "narcotic drugs"|
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
|3.||narcotic - inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"|
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"
1. A substance that affects the central nervous system and is often addictive:
1. (Med) → narcótico m
a type of drug that stops pain or makes one sleep, often addictive when taken in large doses. slaapmiddel, verdowingsmiddel مُخَدِّر наркотик narcótico narkotikum das Narkotikum narkotika ναρκωτικό, υπνωτικόnarcótico, estupefaciente narkootikum نوعی مسکن مخدر huumausaine narcotique סַם הַרגָעָה नींद लाने वाली दवा narkotik, lijek za spavanje altató; kábítószer obat bius kvalastillandi lyf, deyfi– og svefnlyf; eiturlyf narcotico 麻酔薬 (の) 마취제, 수면제 narkotikas narkotika narkotik verdovend middelnarkotisk middelnarkotyk مخدره توكى narcótico narcotic наркотическое средство, наркотик narkotikum mamilo narkotik narkotiskt medel ยานอนหลับเสพติด uyuşturucu 麻醉劑，鎮靜劑 наркотик خواب آور thuốc mê; ma tuý 麻醉剂，镇静剂
a. narcótico-a, estupefaciente de efecto analgésico que puede producir adicción;
___ blockade → bloqueo ___;
___ reversal → reversión ___.