Cocaine is an example of a narcotic.
Coca leaves, poppies, and marijuana plants are examples of narcotics.
Other Word Forms
Origin of narcotic
- Middle English narcotik from Old French narcotique from Medieval Latin narcōticum from Greek narkōtikon from neuter of narkōtikos numbing from narkōsis a numbing narcosis
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French narcotique, from Medieval Latin narcoticum, from Ancient Greek ναρκόω (narkóō, “Ι benumb"), from νάρκη (narkÄ“, “numbness, torpor").