Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A condition of deep stupor or unconsciousness produced by a drug or other chemical substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Unconsciousness caused by a drug, anaesthetic or other chemical substance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Privation of sense or consciousness, due to a narcotic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, the stupefying effect of a narcotic; narcotism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unconsciousness induced by narcotics or anesthesia

Etymologies

New Latin narcōsis, from Greek narkōsis, a numbing, from narkoun, to benumb, from narkē, numbness.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • And everything is swathed in glove leather and Alcantara, trimmed in a choice of three varieties of wood, bezeled in well-crafted aluminum brightwork and bathed in a kind of narcosis of ambient light.

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  • Scopolamine was found to produce a state of excitement followed by a kind of narcosis in which, in the transition state between consciousness and sleep, hallucinations sometimes occur

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  • I would also like to add that the term "narcosis" refers to someone who has been rendered unconscious by a general anesthetic, not someone on the mild effects of cannabis.

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  • Other researchers established that the crabs were suffering from a kind of narcosis induced by hydrocarbon poisoning.

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  • Nitrox and heliox, Gideon knew, were air mixtures intended for use at great depth or during extended dives in order to alleviate the various problems, including the bends, oxygen toxicity, and nitrogen narcosis, that came as the result of gases being compressed—or decompressed—in the human body.

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  • Even under the best circumstances, some nitrogen narcosis occurred at this depth.

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  • Most of the documents I scanned today were about a special drug that neutralise narcosis or overdoses.

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  • Even though Marina begins to succumb to the narcosis of the jungle, she senses that she is being groomed to replace Dr. Swenson as chief researcher and tribal panjandrum.

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  • The interaction of electromagnetic radiation and chemicals in the brain was demonstrated for example by the experiment where irradiation of rats 'heads by 20 and 40 mW/cm2 microwaves pulsed at 300, 600 and 1000 Hz woke the rats up in 5 minutes from narcosis (23).

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  • It can inhibit electron transport, cellular respiration, induce vomiting, diarrhea, and mild narcosis in animals [7].

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  • "I'm doctor-anaesthesiologist and my duty will be that
    I should support viability human body during
    a narcosis." - EP, my Russian pen-pal.

    November 26, 2007

  • for example, nitrogen narcosis.

    June 27, 2007