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Definition of Narcotic


  1. Having the properties of a narcotic; operating as a narcotic.
  2. A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which, in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions, and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The best examples are opium (with morphine), belladonna (with atropine), and conium.

Narcotic Quotations

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Carl Jung

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
Charlie Chaplin

Storytelling has a narcotic power.
Robert Harris

A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.
Martin H. Fischer

On gym days, I don't get to my desk until 4 in the afternoon, and everything except bedtime and the appointment with the liquid narcotic is pushed back a bit.
Peter Straub
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Narcotic Translations

narcotic in Swedish is narkotiskt
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