narcotism

[nahr-kuh-tiz-uh m]

Origin of narcotism

1825–35; earlier narcoticism. See narcotic, -ism
Related formsnar·co·tist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for narcotism

narcotism

noun
  1. stupor or addiction induced by narcotic drugs
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narcotism in Medicine

narcotism

[närkə-tĭz′əm]
n.
  1. Addiction to narcotics such as opium, heroin, or morphine.
  2. Narcosis.
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