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narcoanalysis

[ nahr-koh-uh-nal-uh-sis ]
/ ˌnɑr koʊ əˈnæl ə sɪs /
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noun
a method of psychological investigation in which the conscious or unconscious unwillingness of a subject to express memories or feelings is diminished by the use of a barbiturate drug.
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Origin of narcoanalysis

First recorded in 1935–40; narco- + analysis
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British Dictionary definitions for narcoanalysis

narcoanalysis
/ (ˌnɑːkəʊəˈnælɪsɪs) /

noun
psychoanalysis of a patient in a trance induced by a narcotic drug
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