Definition of narcotic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//nɑːˈkɒtɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɑːrˈkɑːtɪk//
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  1. 1(of a drug) that affects your mind in a harmful way See related entries: Addiction
  2. 2(of a substance) making you sleep a mild narcotic effect
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French narcotique, via medieval Latin from Greek narkōtikos, from narkoun ‘make numb’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: narcotic

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