• WordNet 3.6
    • v narcotize administer narcotics to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cocaine works in a totally different way from narcotics such as morphine or heroin. Heroin works on receptor sites in the brain which are stimulated by the drug to produce pain-relieving and mood-enhancing chemicals. Cocaine on the other hand works by stimulating the central nervous system, and like alcohol, is processed through the liver.
    • v. t Narcotize To imbue with, or subject to the influence of, a narcotic; to put into a state of narcosis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1st US federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium) was enacted in 1909.
    • narcotize To bring under the influence of a narcotic; affect with stupor.
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  • Carl Jung
    “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.”
  • Pietro Mascagni
    Pietro Mascagni
    “Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics.”
  • John W. Gardner
    “Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.”
  • Tennessee Williams
    “Time rushes toward us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.”


In literature:

Eve's body was liquid in my arms; warm, heady, narcotizing.
"Each Man Kills" by Victoria Glad
But it leaves behind it its priceless narcotic properties.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Ben had his clay pipe in his pocket; and, filling this with the narcotic weed, he set to smoking with great contentment.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
Under the head of narcotics must be classed also tobacco, though tobacco has several other effects than the narcotic one.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
You gave me brandy, and some narcotic.
"The Bag of Diamonds" by George Manville Fenn
Opium is not only a narcotic poison, but it has the property of lessening the pain of disease, and this is its chief use in medicine.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
In the first place such incessant activity of mind as his is in itself both tonic and narcotic.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
A cup of narcotic wine is offered to them.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
The religious man takes his religion not as a narcotic, but as an enlightenment.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
She went in and asked him whether he could not give her a narcotic.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
What is the relation between "Narcotics" and "torpor"?
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
If I had wanted to use anything save narcotic medicines that were poisons in themselves, I would not have administered any of those.
"International Short Stories" by Various
A sudden stupor seized upon the brain of John Ames, as though the whole atmosphere were pervaded by a strong narcotic.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford
I laid it therefore aside, and I profited by its narcotic faculty.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
AN'ODYNE, a medicine, such as an opiate or narcotic, which allays pain.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
No strong odour existent; but it seems like a narcotic poison at work.
"By Birth a Lady" by George Manville Fenn
A vegetable narcotic poison.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
The odor of the dried rootstock, while not so pronounced as in the fresh material, is peculiar, narcotic and disagreeable.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
If you trifle with Heaven's mercy, the world, or hell, or heaven itself, has no narcotic for the horrors of conscience.
"Willing to Die" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The narcotic-stimulant treatment for neuralgia includes some of the most powerful remedies for the disease which we possess.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie

In poetry:

With great ships flash. Dark trees
Stir as with winds narcotic
From craggy vales chaotic,
For sea and land exotic
"Evensong" by E J Rupert Atkinson
Belovèd, smoke my amber Pipe awhile
And from its Bowl narcotic Joys beguile,
Suck Lethe from its Stem - what though I trace
A certain greenish Pallour in your Smile?
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Also surprising, she says, was that Vivitrol reduced cravings for narcotics , for reasons that aren't yet clear.
Olsen, co-authors of The Narcotic Farm, talk about the prison's rise and why it was ultimately shut down.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit along with Stevenson and Hollywood police conducted a search and seizure at a residence on County Road 261 Tuesday, the sheriff's office reports.
Marvin Antoin Duckett, 39, was long a target of narcotics detectives.
Two nurses working at the Santa Clara County Jail have been arrested on suspicion of pilfering narcotics from drug caches intended for inmates' medical care, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday.
Narcotics detectives with the Polk County Sheriffs Office located a large marijuana farm Tuesday in Benton.
A narcotics task force arrested one man and confiscated more than 100 young marijuana plants from a home here Tuesday morning.
Yemen's best known crop is the narcotic leaf qat , but it was once coffee.
Narcotics, drug paraphenalia, and even a knife were all found during the lockdown yesterday.
With discovery of the narcotics, an Edmonds Police K-9 unit initiated a track of the fleeing suspects from the motel.
The Oklahoma Methamphetamine Offender Registry established by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control two years ago is a good idea.
KYUK reports the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team found 12 bottles of whiskey during the search of a boat owned by an Aniak resident.
NEW CASTLE, Pa.—Police say a man was under the influence of an unspecified depressant and a narcotic painkiller when he drove his pickup truck into a yard, killing a 7-year-old western Pennsylvania boy and injuring a 9-year-old boy.
'Prohibited just like narcotics': Kinder eggs cause problems at US border.
Lancaster County Deputies busted two Van Wyck men on narcotics possession, distribution and weapons charges.

In science:

Surveillance data on drug abuse are available for 61 health treatment centers in the Bangkok metropolitan region from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB).
Population size estimation based upon ratios of recapture probabilities
Results A total of 268 significant interests separating between users that most actively spread information on narcotics and the rest of the network and a set of themes summarizing these interests.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
Some even comment on their use of drugs and their experiences with various kinds of narcotics.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
Due to the criminal nature and the general social disapproval of narcotics, it is difficult (or outright impossible ) to assess the drug community directly.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
We are solely interested in the group of users writing about narcotics for the third reason; they are the ones that use drugs or are likely to do so in the future.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation