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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Narcotic  \Nar*cot"ic\,  a.  [F.  narcotique  Gr  ??????????,  fr 
  ???????  to  benumb,  na`rkh  numbness,  torpor.]  (Med.) 
  Having  the  properties  of  a  narcotic;  operating  as  a  narcotic. 
  --  {Nar*cot"ic*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Narcotic  \Nar*cot"ic\,  n.  (Med.) 
  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. 
 
  Nercotykes  and  opye  (opium)  of  Thebes.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  narcotic 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  designating  narcotics;  "narcotic 
  addicts";  "narcotic  stupor" 
  2:  inducing  stupor  or  narcosis;  "narcotic  drugs"  [syn:  {narcotizing}] 
  3:  inducing  mental  lethargy;  "a  narcotic  speech"  [syn:  {soporiferous}, 
  {soporific}] 
  n  :  a  drug  that  produces  numbness  or  stupor;  often  taken  for 
  pleasure  or  to  reduce  pain;  extensive  use  can  lead  to 
  addiction 




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