What does narcotic mean?

Definitions for narcotic
nɑrˈkɒt ɪknar·cot·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. narcotic(adj)

    a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction

  2. narcotic(adj)

    of or relating to or designating narcotics

    "narcotic addicts"; "narcotic stupor"

  3. narcotic, narcotizing, narcotising(adj)

    inducing stupor or narcosis

    "narcotic drugs"

  4. narcotic, soporiferous, soporific(adj)

    inducing mental lethargy

    "a narcotic speech"

Wiktionary

  1. narcotic(Noun)

    Any class of substances or drugs, that reduces pain, induces sleep and may alter mood or behaviour.

  2. narcotic(Noun)

    Any type of numbing drug.

  3. narcotic(Noun)

    Certain illegal drugs.

  4. narcotic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to narcotics.

  5. narcotic(Adjective)

    Inducing sleep; causing narcosis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Narcotic(adj)

    having the properties of a narcotic; operating as a narcotic

    Etymology: [F. narcotique, Gr. narkwtiko`s, fr. narkoy^n to benumb, na`rkh numbness, torpor.]

  2. Narcotic(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. narcotique, Gr. narkwtiko`s, fr. narkoy^n to benumb, na`rkh numbness, torpor.]

Freebase

  1. Narcotic

    The term narcotic originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with any sleep-inducing properties. In the United States it has since become associated with opioids, commonly morphine and heroin and their derivatives, such as hydrocodone. The term is, today, imprecisely defined and typically has negative connotations. When used in a legal context in the U.S., a narcotic drug is simply one that is totally prohibited, or one that is used in violation of strict governmental regulation, such as heroin or morphine. From a pharmacological standpoint it is not a useful term, as is evidenced by the fact that spirit and wine are classified differently due to their intoxicating power; while the narcotic principle to opium and tobacco imparts similar properties. In popular language, alcohol is classed among the stimulants; and opium and tobacco among the narcotics; which are substances whose ultimate effect upon the animal system is to produce torpor and insensibility; but taken in small quantities they at first exhilarate. And since alcohol does the same, most medical writers, at the present day, class it among the narcotics.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Narcotic

    nar-kot′ik, adj. having power to produce torpor, sleep, or deadness.—n. a medicine producing sleep or stupor.—n. Narcō′sis, the stupefying effect of a narcotic.—adv. Narcot′ically.—n. Nar′cotine, one of the organic bases or alkaloids occurring in opium.—v.t. Nar′cotise.—n. Nar′cotism, the influence of narcotics, or the effects produced by their use. [Fr.,—Gr. narkē, torpor.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of narcotic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of narcotic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of narcotic in a Sentence

  1. William Jacobson:

    Marijuana is so widely used – it’s considered, in effect, decriminalized in most places – that it’s a totally different situation talking about heroin, it’s a major narcotic.

  2. Stuart Stevens:

    Pride is a powerful narcotic, but it doesn't do much for the auto-immune system.

  3. Aaron White:

    Mixing alcohol and other sedatives, like sleeping pills, narcotic pain medications or muscle relaxers, can compound these problems and potentially cause injuries and death.

  4. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz:

    I was told by officers responding that he was high on some sort of narcotic, we're going to do a thorough investigation as to what Sheriff Bobby Guidroz was high on.

  5. Leslie Antunez:

    As a result of the investigation, it is believed that the murder was narcotic related.

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