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narcotic

nar·cot·ic

narcotic

pronunciation:
nar ka tihk
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part of speech: noun
definition: a drug that causes a person to become sleepy or unconscious and that may be used as a medicine to dull pain or cause sleep. Narcotics can be dangerous when not used as a medicine and can become hard to give up.
similar words:
anesthetic, dope, drug, medicine
derivation: narcotically (adv.)
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