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