Meaning of narcotize

nar•co•tize

Pronunciation: (när'ku-tīz"), [key]
— v., -tized, iz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to subject to or treat with a narcotic; stupefy.
  2. to make dull; stupefy; deaden the awareness of: He had used liquor to narcotize his anxieties.
—v.i.
  1. to act as a narcotic: a remedy that does not heal but merely narcotizes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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