narcotize

[nahr-kuh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), narcotized, narcotizing.
1.
to subject to or treat with a narcotic; stupefy.
2.
to make dull; stupefy; deaden the awareness of: He had used liquor to narcotize his anxieties.
verb (used without object), narcotized, narcotizing.
3.
to act as a narcotic: a remedy that does not heal but merely narcotizes.
Also, especially British, narcotise.


Origin:
1835–45; narcot(ic) + -ize

narcotization, noun
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narcotize or narcotise (ˈnɑːkəˌtaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to place under the influence of a narcotic drug
 
narcotise or narcotise
 
vb
 
narcoti'zation or narcotise
 
n
 
narcoti'sation or narcotise
 
n

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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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One or two inhalations narcotize the new beginner, causing him to experience strange sensations of delight.
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