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Definition of narcosis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

narcosis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//nɑːˈkəʊsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɑːrˈkoʊsɪs//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
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a state caused by drugs in which somebody is unconscious or keeps falling asleep Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Greek narkōsis, from narkoun ‘make numb’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: narcosis