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Definition of "narcosis" [‖Nar•co•sis]

  • A condition of deep stupor or unconsciousness produced by a drug or other chemical substance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "narcosis" in a sentence
  • "And everything is swathed in glove leather and Alcantara, trimmed in a choice of three varieties of wood, bezeled in well-crafted aluminum brightwork and bathed in a kind of narcosis of ambient light."
  • "Scopolamine was found to produce a state of excitement followed by a kind of narcosis in which, in the transition state between consciousness and sleep, hallucinations sometimes occur"
  • "I would also like to add that the term "narcosis" refers to someone who has been rendered unconscious by a general anesthetic, not someone on the mild effects of cannabis."