habitual use of narcotics.
the action or influence of narcotics.
Origin of narcotism
1825–35;Related formsnar·co·tist, noun
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Historical Examples of narcotism
In large doses of the greater number, narcotism predominates; in smaller ones, irritation; they are rarely coexistent.
When inhaled in the ordinary way, nitrous oxide gas induces exhilaration and narcotism, without asphyxia.
Natural sleep is one of these; the unconsciousness of narcotism or anesthesia is another.
On the contrary, he had seen persons die of narcotism, who would have survived if left to the vis medicatrix natur.
British Dictionary definitions for narcotism
stupor or addiction induced by narcotic drugs
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Addiction to narcotics such as opium, heroin, or morphine.
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