verb (used with object), nar·co·tized, nar·co·tiz·ing.
to subject to or treat with a narcotic; stupefy.
to make dull; stupefy; deaden the awareness of: He had used liquor to narcotize his anxieties.
verb (used without object), nar·co·tized, nar·co·tiz·ing.
to act as a narcotic: a remedy that does not heal but merely narcotizes.
Also especially British, nar·co·tise.
Origin of narcotize
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(tr) to place under the influence of a narcotic drug
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To place under the influence of a narcotic.
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