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.
This was in 1860; but only four years afterwards we find the English physician quoted above, Dr. Anstie, in his "Stimulants and Narcotics," recognising "a kind of chronic narcotism, the very existence of which is usually ignored, but which is, in truth, well marked and easy to identify as produced by habitual excess in tea and coffee."
By administering them after meals I give nutrition the start of narcotism, prevent the violent action possessed by stimulants and opiates on the naked stomach, and secure a slower, more uniform distribution of the effects throughout the day.
The depths of repose that follow the enjoyment of the young irrigated their limbs, filling the sensuous nerves and arteries with a delicious narcotism -- a deep, quiet, healthful sleep, lulled by the chant of the serene mother-forest.
It inhabits dry places, especially birchwoods, and pinewoods, having a bright red upper surface studded with brown warts; and when taken as a poisonous agent it causes intoxication, delirium, and death through narcotism.
The desire to sleep was intoxicating, delicious, irresistible; and with it ran delicious, restful thrills through all his limbs, the narcotism of the blood.
Opium so employed does not produce narcotism, and does not constipate the bowels.
Department and having the function of enforcing the provisions of the Harrison Act have long been convinced that there is a direct relationship between Radicalism and narcotism.
If there had been no narcotism there would have been no appearance of collapse.
The symptoms described by Dr. Deaver are those of collapse, following perforation, diffuse peritonitis to be followed soon by death, or of narcotism -- morphine paralysis, soon to be described _in extenso _when we come to treatment.
Such deceptions come through drunkenness and narcotism.