- 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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Related Wordsbenumb, hit, numb, relax, dope, stupefy, poison, dose, medicate, desensitize, treat, sedate, deaden, blunt, fix, anesthetize, opiate, physic
Examples from the Web for narcotized
The pain may be stilled, and the disease forgotten, but it has not been removed; its symptom has been narcotized.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why
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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
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- To place under the influence of a narcotic.
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