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narcotism

[nahr-kuh-tiz-uh m] /ˈnɑr kəˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
habitual use of narcotics.
2.
the action or influence of narcotics.
3.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; earlier narcoticism. See narcotic, -ism
Related forms
narcotist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for narcotism

narcotism

/ˈnɑːkəˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
stupor or addiction induced by narcotic drugs
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narcotism in Medicine

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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