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  1. nar·cot·ic
    IPA[närˈkädik]
  2. noun

    • 1. a drug or other substance that affects mood or behavior and is consumed for nonmedical purposes, especially one sold illegally:

      cultivation of a plant used to make a popular local narcotic
    • 2. a drug that relieves pain and induces drowsiness, stupor, or insensibility:

      pethidine, usually given as an injection, is a narcotic which causes drowsiness

    adjective

    • 1. relating to or denoting narcotics or illegal drugs:

      consumption of narcotic substances
    • 2. having the effect of relieving pain and inducing drowsiness, stupor, or insensibility:

      the substance has a mild narcotic effect
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: narcotic, plural noun: narcotics

    • noun

      a drug or other substance that affects mood or behaviour and is consumed for non-medical purposes, especially one sold illegally:

      a drug that relieves pain and induces drowsiness, stupor, or insensibility:

    • adjective

      relating to or denoting narcotics or illegal drugs:

      having the effect of relieving pain and inducing drowsiness, stupor, or insensibility:

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