narcotics


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narcotics

n. 1) techinically, drugs which dull the senses. 2) a popular generic term for drugs which cannot be legally possessed, sold, or transported except for medicinal uses for which a physician or dentist's prescription is required. Among these "controlled substances" are heroin, cocaine, L.S.D., opium, methamphetamine ("speed"), angel dust, hashish, and numereous chemically-designed hallucinagenics, as well as drugs with a legitimate medical use such as morphine. Dealing in any of these narcotics is a felony (subject to a prison term) under both state and federal laws, although mere use may be a misdemeanor. Marijuana is also an illicit narcotic, but possession of small amounts for personal use is a misdemeanor in most states. (See: controlled substance, speed, pot)

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The effect on Lucy was not bad, for the faint seemed to merge subtly into the narcotic sleep.
I ate some bread and some fruit; then, remembering the narcotic mixed with the water I had drunk, I would not touch that which was placed on the table, but filled my glass at a marble fountain fixed in the wall over my dressing table.
Cavendish administered a safe, but effectual, narcotic to both Mrs.
A narcotic taken with strychnine will delay the action of the poison for some hours.
Seeing, as I have just now seen, Mademoiselle Stangerson pour a narcotic into her father's glass, so that he might not be awake to interrupt the conversation she is going to have with her murderer, you can imagine she would not be grateful to me if I brought the man of The Yellow Room and the inexplicable gallery, bound and gagged, to her father.
And long on the bright steps stood Gruff and Glum, looking after the pretty bride, with a narcotic consciousness of having dreamed a dream.
Pickwick smilingly announced his determination to test the powers of the narcotic bedstead for that night; and Mr.
On these occasions I have noticed such a dreamy, vacant expression in his eyes, that I might have suspected him of being addicted to the use of some narcotic, had not the temperance and cleanliness of his whole life forbidden such a notion.
He pointed out that the Karachi administration has strengthened collaboration among the institutions against narcotics.
In Ras Al Khaimah, an Arab and an Asian were arrested and 9,000 narcotic pills were recovered from them, said Col Al Suwaidi.
Another Arab national drug trafficker who had glued the narcotics to his body, concealing it all under his clothes, was arrested at the Airport and found in his possession 20,000 narcotic pills.
The five-ton annihilated narcotics during the event included opium, hashish, crack, heroin, and industrial drugs, which were set ablaze at the end of the ceremony.