Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Privation of sense or consciousness, due to a narcotic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun unconsciousness induced by narcotics or anesthesia

Etymologies

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

[New Latin narcōsis, from Greek narkōsis, a numbing, from narkoun, to benumb, from narkē, numbness.]

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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Gideon’s war

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

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

    Gideon’s war

  • 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.

    Gideon’s war

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

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  • for example, nitrogen narcosis.

    June 27, 2007

  • "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