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narcotic

nar·cot·ic

narcotic

pronunciation:
nar ka tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of causing drowsiness, loss of consciousness, or numbness.
synonyms:
opiate, sedative, soporific
similar words:
anesthetic, hypnotic, lenitive
definition 2: of or pertaining to a drug or drugs having such capability.
synonyms:
depressant, opiate, sedative
similar words:
analgesic, anesthetic, pharmaceutical
definition 3: of or pertaining to addicts of such drugs or to their treatment.
similar words:
addictive
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an addictive drug that induces stupor, drowsiness, or unconsciousness and may be used medically to relieve pain or induce sleep.
synonyms:
depressant, opiate, sedative, soporific
similar words:
anesthetic, anodyne, barbiturate, dope, downer, drug, lenitive, medicine, morphine, painkiller
definition 2: one who is addicted to such a drug.
similar words:
addict, anesthetic
definition 3: other substances or treatments having a similar soothing or numbing effect.
The rocking of the cradle acted as a narcotic on the baby.
synonyms:
hypnotic, opiate, sedative
similar words:
drug, tranquilizer
derivation: narcotically (adv.)
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