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narco

[nahr-koh]
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noun, plural nar·cos. Slang.
  1. narc.

Origin of narco

shortening of narcotic; cf. -o

narco-

  1. a combining form meaning “stupor,” “narcosis,” used in the formation of compound words: narcodiagnosis.
Also especially before a vowel, narc-.

Origin of narco-

< Greek nárk(ē) numbness, stiffness + -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for narco

narco-

sometimes before a vowel narc-

combining form
  1. indicating numbness or torpornarcolepsy
  2. connected with or derived from illicit drug productionnarcoeconomies

Word Origin

from Greek narkē numbness
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Word Origin and History for narco

narco-

word-forming element meaning "stupor, narcosis, sleep," from Latinized form of Greek narko-, comb. form of narke "numbness" (see narcotic (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

narco in Medicine

narco-

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  1. Numbness; stupor; lethargy:narcolepsy.
  2. Narcotic:narcoanalysis.
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