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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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.
No navigation is available, nor is a rear-seat video system, which helps narcotize the children on long trips.
He used to drink in order to narcotize his persecutors, now he prays in stead.
He explains that most black junkies really are trying to narcotize themselves against being a black man in the white man's America.
A mystic beverage secretly used by our most popular novelists and poets to regulate the imagination and narcotize the conscience.
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.
You narcotize them; they're given thorazine, they're given various kinds of medication make them a zombie.
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.
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.
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.