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narcomania

[nahr-kuh-mey-nee-uh] /ˌnɑr kəˈmeɪ ni ə/
noun
1.
Psychiatry. abnormal craving for a drug to deaden pain.
Origin of narcomania
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; narco- + -mania
Related forms
narcomaniac
[nahr-kuh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌnɑr kəˈmeɪ niˌæk/ (Show IPA),
noun
narcomaniacal
[nahr-koh-muh-nahy-uh-kuh l] /ˌnɑr koʊ məˈnaɪ ə kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Contemporary definitions for narcomania
noun

an international association of support groups for recovering drug addicts, with a 12-step program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous

Examples

Narcotics Anonymous sprang from the Alcoholics Anonymous Program of the late 1940s, with meetings first emerging in Los Angeles.

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Word Origin and History for narcomania
n.

1887, from narco- + mania.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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