narcomania

[nahr-kuh-mey-nee-uh]

noun

Psychiatry. abnormal craving for a drug to deaden pain.

Origin of narcomania

First recorded in 1885–90; narco- + -mania
Related formsnar·co·ma·ni·ac [nahr-kuh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌnɑr kəˈmeɪ niˌæk/, nounnar·co·ma·ni·a·cal [nahr-koh-muh-nahy-uh-kuh l] /ˌnɑr koʊ məˈnaɪ ə kəl/, adjective
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Word Origin and History for narcomania
n.

1887, from narco- + mania.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper