ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-narcotics (audio)
variants or less commonly antinarcotics
: acting against or opposing illicit drugs and their use and distribution
an anti-narcotics operation
anti-narcotics officials

Examples of anti-narcotics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pablo Ramírez, who until November led the national police force’s anti-narcotics efforts, said the Pacific smuggling route is the most challenging for authorities to control — and the waters around the Galápagos Islands are particularly vulnerable. Arturo Torres, Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2024 The move, first reported by Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper, has drawn outrage from Republicans in Congress from Florida, who have been calling for the president to decertify Colombia’s government for failing to cooperate in U.S. anti-narcotics efforts. Joshua Goodman,, 13 July 2023 While relations with the DEA are strained, Mexico continues its anti-narcotics cooperation with the CIA and other U.S. agencies, officials say. Mary Beth Sheridan, Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2023 Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has responded to growing U.S. pressure by pledging to expand anti-narcotics cooperation with the United States. Devlin Barrett and Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Apr. 2023 There is a thriving market for captagon in the Gulf, and United Nations and Western anti-narcotics drug officials say Syria, shattered by a decade of civil war, has become the region’s main production site for a multibillion-dollar drug trade that also exports to Europe. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 29 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-narcotics was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-narcotics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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