narcomania

narcomania

[nahr-kuh-mey-nee-uh]
noun
Psychiatry. abnormal craving for a drug to deaden pain.

Origin:
1885–90; narco- + -mania

narcomaniac [nahr-kuh-mey-nee-ak] , noun
narcomaniacal [nahr-koh-muh-nahy-uh-kuhl] , adjective
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Main Entry:  narcomania
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a passion or craving for narcotic drugs
Etymology:  narco(tic) + mania
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