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

  • n. Addiction to narcotics such as opium, heroin, or morphine.
  • n. Narcosis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A narcotic effect; the tendency to cause narcosis.
  • n. Addiction to a narcotic drug.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Narcosis; the state of being narcotized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The influence exerted by narcotics, or the effects produced by their use.

Etymologies

French narcotisme, from narcotique, narcotic; see narcotic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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