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nor ko tik

  • n  a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  • a  of or relating to or designating narcotics
    narcotic addicts
    narcotic stupor
  • s  inducing stupor or narcosis
    narcotic drugs
  • s  inducing mental lethargy
    a narcotic speech

  • Cocaine was the narcotic of choice among some jazz-band musicians and avant-garde actors and artists, but "decent" Americans steered clear.
  • Doctors used to think that only half a dozen narcotics, such as heroin and morphine, could cause a true addiction: the victim could give up the drug without suffering the agonies .
  • Stories that both pleasure domes have been the scenes of parties mixing occasional kinky sex with drugs inevitably have attracted federal and state narcotic investigators; Hefner .
News & Articles


  • Mohammad Asif in International Herald Tribune
    I did not intend to bring it to the country and I don't know whether it is a narcotic drug or otherwise and I don't know whether it is prohibited in the UAE or not,Asif told the investigators.
  • Dave Niehaus in USA Today
    All of us in this business, guys, this is the toy department of life,Niehaus said. "It's a narcotic. Anyone who is involved in this business, whether it be my end or (the writing) end or the front office end, we're lucky. We're lucky...
  • Nancy Pelosi in Mercury-Register
    Pelosi said the "fierce urgency of now" has only intensified since King coined the phrase in his famed "I Have a Dream" speech of 1963, and the nation must resist "the dangerous narcotic of incrementalism...... We have to do things in a big...

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