narcosis

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nar·co·sis

noun \när-ˈkō-səs\
plural nar·co·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of NARCOSIS

:  a state of stupor, unconsciousness, or arrested activity produced by the influence of narcotics or other chemical or physical agents — compare nitrogen narcosis

Origin of NARCOSIS

New Latin, from Greek narkōsis, action of benumbing, from narkoun
First Known Use: circa 1693

nar·co·sis

noun \när-ˈkō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural nar·co·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of NARCOSIS

: a state of stupor, unconsciousness, or arrested activity produced by the influence of narcotics or other chemicals or physical agents—see nitrogen narcosis

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