- 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.
- 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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Examples from the Web for narcotized
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He narcotized her, took her in a train to a hospital, delivered her by cesarean section, and saved her and the child.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
Very rarely a dog may fail to come readily under the influence of morphia, may be excited by it, not narcotized.Experiments on Animals
- (tr) to place under the influence of a narcotic drug
- To place under the influence of a narcotic.
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