narco

[nahr-koh]
noun, plural narcos. Slang.

Origin:
shortening of narcotic; cf. -o

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narco-

a combining form meaning “stupor,” “narcosis,” used in the formation of compound words: narcodiagnosis.
Also, especially before a vowel, narc-.


Origin:
< Greek nárk(ē) numbness, stiffness + -o-

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narco- or (sometimes before a vowel) narc-
 
combining form
1.  indicating numbness or torpor: narcolepsy
2.  connected with or derived from illicit drug production: narcoeconomies
 
[from Greek narkē numbness]
 
narc- or (sometimes before a vowel) narc-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek narkē numbness]

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narco- pref.

  1. Numbness; stupor; lethargy: narcolepsy.

  2. Narcotic: narcoanalysis.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
narco
narcotics agent
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Example sentences
But the narco-economy is fiendishly difficult to interpret.
He has achieved little since, presiding over a spread of narco-corruption by
  which he seems blithely unperturbed.
They are now a full fledge narco-trafficking organization.
Democracy plays into the hands of more sophisticated narco-enriched commanders.
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