What does the word narcotic mean?

Usage examples for narcotic

  1. But it leaves behind it its priceless narcotic properties. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. Debts were paid with it; fines of so much tobacco, instead of so much money, were imposed; a wife cost a Virginian five hundred pounds of the narcotic weed; and even the government accepted it in discharge of taxes. – The Nation in a Nutshell by George Makepeace Towle
  3. In the haunted sleep thrust upon that man by the inadequate narcotic the words Feodor Feodorovitch spoke were words of mourning and pity. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux

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