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narcotize

[ nahr-kuh-tahyz ]
/ 藞n蓱r k蓹藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), nar路co路tized, nar路co路tiz路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路co路tized, nar路co路tiz路ing.
to act as a narcotic: a remedy that does not heal but merely narcotizes.
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Also especially British, nar路co路tise .

Origin of narcotize

First recorded in 1835鈥45; narcot(ic) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM narcotize

nar路co路ti路za路tion, noun
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How to use narcotize in a sentence

  • It is upon this very principle that the same amount of wine may stimulate at dinner, but narcotize when taken in the forenoon.

  • They fascinate even when they excite, and soothe and narcotize in the communication of their subtle power.

    A Trooper Galahad|Charles King
  • The instruction I gave him was in these words: "I want you to narcotize those women to within an inch of their lives."

  • A mystic beverage secretly used by our most popular novelists and poets to regulate the imagination and narcotize the conscience.

    The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce

British Dictionary definitions for narcotize

narcotize

narcotise

/ (藞n蓱藧k蓹藢ta瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to place under the influence of a narcotic drug

Derived forms of narcotize

narcotization or narcotisation, noun
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Medical definitions for narcotize

narcotize
[ n盲rk蓹-t墨z鈥 ]

v.
To place under the influence of a narcotic.

Other words from narcotize

nar鈥瞔o鈥i鈥ation (-t沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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