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[nahr-kuh-tahyz] /ˈnɑr kəˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), narcotized, narcotizing.
to subject to or treat with a narcotic; stupefy.
to make dull; stupefy; deaden the awareness of:
He had used liquor to narcotize his anxieties.
verb (used without object), narcotized, narcotizing.
to act as a narcotic:
a remedy that does not heal but merely narcotizes.
Origin of narcotize
1835-45; narcot(ic) + -ize
Related forms
narcotization, noun Unabridged
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  • One or two inhalations narcotize the new beginner, causing him to experience strange sensations of delight.
British Dictionary definitions for narcotize


(transitive) to place under the influence of a narcotic drug
Derived Forms
narcotization, narcotisation, noun
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narcotize in Medicine

narcotize nar·co·tize (när'kə-tīz')
v. nar·co·tized, nar·co·tiz·ing, nar·co·tiz·es
To place under the influence of a narcotic.

nar'co·ti·za'tion (-tĭ-zā'shən) n.
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