Definition of narcosis in English:

narcosis

Syllabification: nar·co·sis
Pronunciation: /närˈkōsis
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A state of stupor, drowsiness, or unconsciousness produced by drugs. See also nitrogen narcosis.
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    • Once you begin on the slippery slope of hypothermia, secondary problems such as narcosis and decompression sickness begin to increase drastically.
    • One possibility is that CO2 narcosis impaired cognitive function.
    • Prolonged narcosis was introduced in the 1920s.

Origin

late 17th century: from Greek narkōsis, from narkoun 'make numb'.

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