Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A morbid craving for some narcotic drug.

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  • noun A pathological craving for or addiction to narcotics or alcohol.

Etymologies

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narco- + -mania. Reportedly coined by Dr. Norman S. Kerr in his book Inebriety (1865).

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