[ nahr-kuh-tahyz ]
/ ˈnɑr kəˌtaɪz /
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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.
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Also especially British, nar·co·tise .
OTHER WORDS FROM narcotizenar·co·ti·za·tion, noun
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How to use narcotize in a sentence
Many surgeons used to operate upon patients under the influence of alcoholic narcotization.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
British Dictionary definitions for narcotize
/ (ˈnɑːkəˌtaɪz) /
(tr) to place under the influence of a narcotic drug
Derived forms of narcotizenarcotization or narcotisation, noun
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Medical definitions for narcotize
[ när′kə-tīz′ ]
To place under the influence of a narcotic.
Other words from narcotizenar′co•ti•za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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