narcotism

narcotism

[nahr-kuh-tiz-uhm]
noun
1.
habitual use of narcotics.
2.
the action or influence of narcotics.

Origin:
1825–35; earlier narcoticism. See narcotic, -ism

narcotist, noun
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narcotism (ˈnɑːkəˌtɪzəm)
 
n
stupor or addiction induced by narcotic drugs

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narcotism nar·co·tism (när'kə-tĭz'əm)
n.

  1. Addiction to narcotics such as opium, heroin, or morphine.

  2. Narcosis.

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