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n. pl. nar·co·ses (-sēz)
A condition of deep stupor or unconsciousness produced by a drug or other chemical substance.
[New Latin narcōsis, from Greek narkōsis, a numbing, from narkoun, to benumb, from narkē, numbness.]
(Medicine) unconsciousness induced by narcotics or general anaesthetics
a state of drowsiness or stupor.
[1685–95; < New Latin < Greek nárkōsis= narkō-, variant s. of narkoûn to make numb, derivative of nárkē numbness + -sis -sis]
a condition of stupor or unconsciousness induced by drugs.See also: Drugs
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unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
nitrogen narcosis - confused or stuporous state caused by high levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood; "deep-sea divers can suffer nitrogen narcosis from breathing air under high pressure"