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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