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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Narcotic \Nar*cot"ic\ (n[aum]r*k[o^]t"[i^]k), adjective [F. narcotique, Gr. narkwtiko's, fr. narkoy^n to benumb, na'rkh numbness, torpor.] (Med.) Having the properties of a narcotic; operating as a narcotic. -- {Nar*cot"ic*ness}, noun

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Narcotic \Nar*cot"ic\ (n[aum]r*k[o^]t"[i^]k), noun (Med.) A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which, in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions, and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The best examples are opium (with morphine), belladonna (with atropine), and conium.

Nercotykes and opye (opium) of Thebes. --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

narcotic

adjective

1: of or relating to or designating narcotics; "narcotic addicts"; "narcotic stupor"

2: inducing stupor or narcosis; "narcotic drugs" [syn: {narcotic}, {narcotizing}, {narcotising}]

3: inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech" [syn: {narcotic}, {soporiferous}, {soporific}]

noun

1: a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction


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