Share this entry

counternarcotics Syllabification: coun·ter·nar·cot·ics
Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)ərnärˈkädiks/

Definition of counternarcotics in English:


Measures or activities designed to prevent the use or distribution of illegal narcotic drugs: the US is spending over $800m a year on counternarcotics [as modifier]: he was in charge of CIA counternarcotics operations in the Golden Triangle area
More example sentences
  • The US will also be supplying eight helicopters to help equip the Afghan counter-narcotics police.
  • Much of the effort focused on the new counternarcotics police.
  • Both countries finance outside security firms to train Afghan counternarcotics forces.

Definition of counternarcotics in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources