Antonyms for narcotic

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : nahr-kot-ik
Phonetic Transcription : nɑrˈkɒt ɪk

Definition of narcotic

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French narcotique (early 14c.), noun use of adjective, and directly from Medieval Latin narcoticum, from Greek narkotikon, neuter of narkotikos "making stiff or numb," from narkotos, verbal adjective of narcoun "to benumb, make unconscious," from narke "numbness, deadness, stupor, cramp" (also "the electric ray"), perhaps from PIE root *(s)nerq- "to turn, twist." Sense of "any illegal drug" first recorded 1926, American English. Related: Narcotics.
  • adj dulling, painkilling
  • noun powerful drug inducing anesthesia or sleep
Example sentences :
  • I had been saved from being smothered by having taken an overdose of some narcotic.
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  • At best they have been but a "consolation prize" or a narcotic.
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  • Alcohol is not a stimulant, but is really a narcotic that is very depressing.
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  • Narcotic, anti-spasmodic, and irritant poison; one to two drachms.
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  • Narcotic, anodyne, and anti-spasmodic; ten to twenty grains.
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  • We can't tell what it is—except that it acts like a narcotic.
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  • Instead of poison, Fanfar took a narcotic, and lies as if dead.
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  • It is not certain how long tobacco has been used as a narcotic.
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  • Their companionship must often have been a stimulant—when he needed, perhaps, a narcotic.
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  • The plant is narcotic, antispasmodic and like belladonna it dilates the pupil.
  • Extract from : « The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines » by T. H. Pardo de Tavera

Synonyms for narcotic

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