Narcosis definition

när-kōsĭs
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A condition of deep stupor or unconsciousness produced by a drug or other chemical substance.
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A condition of deep stupor which passes into unconsciousness and paralysis, usually caused by a narcotic or certain chemicals.
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A condition of deep stupor or unconsciousness produced by a drug or other chemical substance.
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(pathology) Unconsciousness caused by a drug, anaesthetic or other chemical substance.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
narcosis
Plural:
narcoses

Origin of narcosis

  • New Latin narcōsis from Greek narkōsis a numbing from narkoun to benumb from narkē numbness

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From narco- + -osis.

    From Wiktionary