Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun Narcosis; the state of being narcotized.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[French narcotisme, from narcotique, narcotic; see narcotic.]

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