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Storytelling has a narcotic power.
Robert Harris

Meaning of "narcotic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NARCOTIC

Via Medieval Latin from Greek narkōtikós, from narkoūn to render numb, from narkē numbness.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NARCOTIC

narcotic  [nɑːˈkɒtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NARCOTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Narcotic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NARCOTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

narcotic

Narcotic

The term narcotic originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with any sleep-inducing properties. In the United States it has since become associated with opioids, commonly morphine and heroin and their derivatives, such as hydrocodone. The term is, today, imprecisely defined and typically has negative connotations. When used in a legal context in the U.S., a narcotic drug is simply one that is totally prohibited, or one that is used in violation of strict governmental regulation, such as heroin or morphine. From a pharmacological standpoint it is not a useful term, as is evinced by the historically varied usage of the word. Alcohol is the principle that gives to ardent spirit and wine their intoxicating power; while the narcotic principle to opium and tobacco imparts similar properties. In popular language, alcohol is classed among the stimulants; and opium and tobacco among the narcotics; which are substances whose ultimate effect upon the animal system is to produce torpor and insensibility; but taken in small quantities they at first exhilarate.

Definition of narcotic in the English dictionary

The first definition of narcotic in the dictionary is any of a group of drugs, such as heroin, morphine, and pethidine, that produce numbness and stupor. They are used medicinally to relieve pain but are sometimes also taken for their pleasant effects; prolonged use may cause addiction. Other definition of narcotic is anything that relieves pain or induces sleep, mental numbness, etc. Narcotic is also any illegal drug.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NARCOTIC


actinomycotic
ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈkɒtɪk
antibiotic
ˌæntɪbaɪˈɒtɪk
antimycotic
ˌæntɪmaɪˈkɒtɪk
antipsychotic
ˌæntɪsaɪˈkɒtɪk
chaotic
keɪˈɒtɪk
dichotic
daɪˈkɒtɪk
erotic
ɪˈrɒtɪk
exotic
ɪɡˈzɒtɪk
hypnotic
hɪpˈnɒtɪk
leukotic
luːˈkɒtɪk
mycotic
maɪˈkɒtɪk
nonpsychotic
ˌnɒnˌsaɪˈkɒtɪk
orthotic
ɔːˈθɒtɪk
osmotic
ɒzˈmɒtɪk
patriotic
ˌpeɪtrɪˈɒtɪk
premycotic
ˌpriːmaɪˈkɒtɪk
psittacotic
ˌsɪtəˈkɒtɪk
psychotic
saɪˈkɒtɪk
robotic
rəʊˈbɒtɪk
silicotic
ˌsɪlɪˈkɒtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NARCOTIC

narcohypnosis
narcolepsy
narcoleptic
narcoma
narcosis
narcosynthesis
narcoterrorism
narcoterrorist
narcotically
narcotics agent
Narcotics Anonymous
narcotics charge
Narcotics Squad
narcotine
narcotisation
narcotise
narcotism
narcotist
narcotization
narcotize

WORDS THAT END LIKE NARCOTIC

abiotic
amniotic
anastomotic
antithrombotic
apoptotic
aprotic
atherosclerotic
biotic
cirrhotic
eukaryotic
fibrotic
homoerotic
idiotic
mitotic
necrotic
neurotic
otic
probiotic
symbiotic
xenobiotic

Synonyms and antonyms of narcotic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NARCOTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «narcotic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of narcotic

Translation of «narcotic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NARCOTIC

Find out the translation of narcotic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of narcotic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «narcotic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

麻醉剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

narcótico
570 millions of speakers

English

narcotic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मादक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مخدرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наркотические
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

narcótico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চেতনানাশক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

stupéfiant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Narkotik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Narkotikum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

麻薬
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마약
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Narkotika
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ma túy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मादक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

narkotik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

narcotico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

narkotyczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наркотичні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

narcotic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ναρκωτικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

narkotiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

narkotisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

narkotiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of narcotic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NARCOTIC»

The term «narcotic» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.346 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NARCOTIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about narcotic

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5 QUOTES WITH «NARCOTIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word narcotic.
1
Martin H. Fischer
A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.
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Robert Harris
Storytelling has a narcotic power.
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Carl Jung
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
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Peter Straub
On gym days, I don't get to my desk until 4 in the afternoon, and everything except bedtime and the appointment with the liquid narcotic is pushed back a bit.
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Clive Thompson
Why are online games so addictive? It's mostly the narcotic appeal of 'leveling.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NARCOTIC»

Discover the use of narcotic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to narcotic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The American Disease : Origins of Narcotic Control: Origins ...
Originally published in 1973, and then in an expanded edition in 1987, this third edition contains a new chapter and preface that both address the renewed debate on policy and drug legislation from the end of the Reagan administration to ...
David F. Musto Professor of Child Psychiatry and History of Medicine Yale School of Medicine, 1999
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Rock and the Pop Narcotic: Testament for the Electric Church
Long out-of-print classic of rock criticism. Author worked with Black Flag, Negativland, Birthday Party, Dead Kennedys, Husker Du, Meat Puppets, and others. Excerpted in the Penguin Book of Rock & Roll Writing.
Joe Carducci, 2005
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The Abandoned Narcotic: Kava and Cultural Instability in ...
In this book, Ron Brunton attempts to explain the strange geographical distribution of kava, a narcotic drink once widely consumed by south-west Pacific islanders.
Ron Brunton, 1989
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Approval and Monitoring of Narcotic Treatment Programs: A ...
There is a danger of drug dependent persons attempting to enroll in more than one narcotic treatment program to obtain quantities of drugs for the purpose of self-administration or illicit marketing. Therefore, except in an emergency situation, ...
Lynne C. McArthur, Yvonne Goldsberry, 1998
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Report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on the Reconvened ...
Official records of the Report of the Committee on Narcotic Drugs
‎2010
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Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and ...
This publication contains a list of national manufacturers authorised by Governments to manufacture or convert specific narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, as well as a list of the substances actually manufactured and converted by ...
‎2003
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Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & ...
Narcotic Analgesics Narcotics may be given during labor because of their potent analgesic effect, but all drugs in this category cause fetal CNS depression to some extent so are used cautiously (McDonald & Yarnell, 2007). Be sure to question ...
Adele Pillitteri, 2010
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Narcotic Agent
The author, an employee of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for fifteen years, viewed the drug trade as being closely allied with crime, organized prostitution, alcohol, and various types of criminal syndicates.
Maurice Helbrant, 1941
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Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China
Although the main ingredient was heroin, these narcotic substances could include caffeine, quinine and occasionally also cocaine to suit the predilections of different consumer groups.36 The red pill in particular was unique to China, where it ...
Frank Dikötter, Lars Peter Laamann, Zhou Xun, 2004
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The Narcotic Farm
Describes the role of America's Narcotic Farm in the drug rehabilitation and treatment of prisoners convicted of narcotics offenses over the course of its forty-year history, from 1935 to 1975, and the scandal over its drug-testing program ...
Nancy Dianne Campbell, J P. Olsen, Luke Corydon Walden, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NARCOTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term narcotic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Anti-narcotic clubs to get more teeth
The functioning of anti-narcotic clubs in various educational ... of Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) in the anti-narcotic clubs will be given first ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
Police Arrest Nigerian With Narcotic Drugs
Entebbe — Police at Entebbe International Airport have arrested a Nigerian national with narcotic drugs as he attempted to fly out of the country ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
3
Report: VA's reduction of narcotic painkillers had tragic consequences
When the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center decided to limit the dispensing of narcotic painkillers to stop veterans from becoming drug ... «Minnesota Public Radio News, Jul 15»
4
Belvidere Narcotic Unit arrests Rockford man for Heroin distribution
Belvidere Narcotic Detectives arrested Derrick J. Jones, 25, and charged him with four counts of unlawful delivery of heroin within 1000 feet of a ... «WREX-TV, Jul 15»
5
Anti-narcotic units intensify ops after multi-million drug hauls
THE anti-illegal drug units of both the Bacolod City Police Office and Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office are intensifying their operations ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
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When Pain Goes Down, Satisfaction Goes Up
Make this formula part of your facility's success with ON-Q, the non-narcotic pain relief pump from Halyard Health (formerly I-Flow and Kimberly-Clark). ON-Q ... «OutpatientSurgery.net, Jul 15»
7
Narcotic Sparing Surgery Q & A
Dr. Bowling: Narcotic sparing surgery is a progressive anesthesia technique that allows the anesthesiologist to use various procedural and ... «CT News, Jul 15»
8
Think Natural Pain Relief Vs Narcotic Pain 'Killers'
One particularly narcotic stands out above all of the rest for its rise in ... may have surpassed heroin as the leading cause of narcotic deaths. «Live Trading News, Jul 15»
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Study finds medical marijuana may reduce opiate-based narcotic
It also found that states that don't have legal medical marijuana aren't seeing the decreases in opiate-based narcotic overdoses that states with ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
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Stratford Business Owner Faces Federal Narcotic Distribution Charges
A Stratford business owner was arrested Wednesday in connection with a federal steroid and prescription narcotic distribution investigation, ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Narcotic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/narcotic>. Sep 2019 ».
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