Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To place under the influence of a narcotic.
  • transitive v. To put to sleep; lull.
  • transitive v. To dull; deaden.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To use a narcotic in order to make someone drowsy or insensible; to anesthetize.
  • v. To dull the senses.
  • v. To make something into a narcotic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To imbue with, or subject to the influence of, a narcotic; to put into a state of narcosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bring under the influence of a narcotic; affect with stupor.

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

  • v. administer narcotics to

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Examples

  • If you were to tell me that, someday, human beings with access to entertainment technologies will narcotize themselves on a steady drip of celebrity blather, I would tell you that you are describing March 2011.

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  • No navigation is available, nor is a rear-seat video system, which helps narcotize the children on long trips.

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  • He used to drink in order to narcotize his persecutors, now he prays in stead.

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  • He explains that most black junkies really are trying to narcotize themselves against being a black man in the white man's America.

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  • A mystic beverage secretly used by our most popular novelists and poets to regulate the imagination and narcotize the conscience.

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  • We shall sleep well to-night; but let us sit awhile with nubiferous, or, if we may coin a word, nepheligenous accompaniment, such as shall gently narcotize the over-wearied brain and fold its convolutions for slumber like the leaves of a lily at nightfall.

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  • You narcotize them; they're given thorazine, they're given various kinds of medication make them a zombie.

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  • It opens in a dank Los Angeles brothel that serves as a kind of purgatory for Anya: The windows are painted black; sirens constantly blare on the street outside; there's a steady stream of drugs - uppers, downers, sleeping pills - to narcotize all her emotions.

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  • Adding fluoride and lithium to drinking water is an effective way to subdue and narcotize the population, especially during times of social and political upheaval.

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  • A man whose easy, telegenic charm was able to narcotize into irrelevance all the facts that would have rendered him unelectable in anyone else's skin.

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