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narcotic

noun [C]  us   /nɑrˈkɑt̬·ɪk/
a type of drug that causes sleep and that is used medically to reduce the strength of pain, and that in some forms is also used illegally
narcotic
adjective  us   /nɑrˈkɑt̬·ɪk/
narcotic painkillers
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