Pronunciation: (när'ku-tīz"), [key]
—v., -tized, iz•ing.
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.
to act as a narcotic: a remedy that does not heal but merely narcotizes. Also, esp. Brit.,nar'co•tise".
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