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Definition of "narcotize" [nar•co•tize]

  • To place under the influence of a narcotic. (verb-transitive)
  • To put to sleep; lull. (verb-transitive)
  • To dull; deaden. (verb-transitive)

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 "narcotize" in a sentence
  • "If you were to tell me that, someday, human beings with access to entertainment technologies will narcotize themselves on a steady drip of celebrity blather, I would tell you that you are describing March 2011."
  • "No navigation is available, nor is a rear-seat video system, which helps narcotize the children on long trips."
  • "He used to drink in order to narcotize his persecutors, now he prays in stead."