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What is another word for narcotic?

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Noun
A drug that induces drowsiness, stupor or calmness
“Pethidine, usually given as an injection, is a narcotic that causes drowsiness.”
Noun
A drug that relieves pain or physical discomfort
“During a hospital visit for chronic back pain, I was given Darvon, a powerful pain-killing narcotic.”
Noun
An illicit drug or substance
“Known as crystal meth or ice, methamphetamine is an illegal narcotic that can be easily manufactured using recipes found on the Internet.”
Noun
A powerful and addictive drug derived from opium
Noun
A drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease
Noun
Regulated, potentially addictive substance with illicit uses
Noun
A substance that binds to opioid receptors, typically used for pain relief
Noun
Cannabis, a drug smoked or ingested for euphoric effect
Noun
An intoxicating agent
Adjective
Relating to or denoting medical drugs or their effects or use
“Treatment with narcotic analgesics and pancreatic enzyme supplements had failed to control their symptoms.”
Adjective
Having a calming or relaxing effect
“Similarly, modern music has a narcotic effect on mass audiences who are overwhelmed by emotion.”
Adjective
Causing, or tending to cause, sleep or sleepiness
“The build-up of carbon dioxide has a narcotic effect on the patient, making them sleepy.”
Adjective
Tending to alleviate or relieve physical pain or discomfort
“Indica strains are known for their relaxing, pain-relieving narcotic effects, while Sativas are usually associated with euphoria, creativity and energy.”
Adjective
Characterized by sluggishness or weariness
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Adjective
(of drugs or narcotics) Strong or potent in nature
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